The FINANCIAL — Huawei Spain and the Spanish National Institute of Cyber security (INCIBE) have signed, within the framework of the Mobile World Congress, held these days in Barcelona, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for collaboration in which both organizations are committed to promote cyber security in Spain. This is the first agreement in this regard, signed by the company in a European country.
The document has been signed by Tony Jin Yong, CEO of Huawei Spain, and Miguel Rego, General Manager of INCIBE, an organization within the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism via the Secretary of State of Telecommunications and Information Society (SETSI).
Tony Jin Yong highlighted: “Huawei proactively advocates for the protection of cyber security. We are aware of the importance of ICT in the global economy and therefore remain fully committed to ensure their safety. Cyber security is a challenge that we must address in a coordinated and precisely for this reason we have formalized our commitment through this partnership”.
Miguel Rego has stressed the importance of developing cooperation lines between public and private level and at international level, so that together we can achieve a more cyber secure space and contribute to the development of society and the digital economy.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) includes Huawei Spain and INCIBE commitment to establish a collaboration scenario that will promote the best practices and information exchange regarding cyber security actions and protection measures. In addition, both organizations will foster users’ awareness on this matter. The aim is to improve and optimize the existing capabilities within this scope, and promote the implementation and development of cyber security, according to Huawei.
In this sense, by virtue of the agreement signed by both organizations, Huawei Spain and INCIBE establish in their joint roadmap the following targets: to create mechanisms for a periodic information exchange related to issues or other relevant aspects in cyber security matters; to foster the sharing of methodologies to improve cyber security; to share knowledge within this area and support the training and qualification of the Spanish companies and professionals in this area.
Likewise, the collaboration areas included in the agreement signed by Huawei and INCIBE are detailed in the promotion of a cyber security culture and its benefits within the scope of Corporate Social Responsibility, and in fostering an open, transparent and nondiscriminatory environment in Internet.
Commitment to Cyber security
In its efforts to guarantee the cyber security in an open and transparent way and to jointly face this global challenge, Huawei collaborates with public organizations, companies and users at international level in the interchange of the acquired experiences due to its position as a world-wide leading supplier of secure and reliable communications solutions in more than 170 countries. Within this commitment, Huawei is member of many industry standards organizations, including 3GPP, ETSI, IETF, IEEE or the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE), and it sponsors initiatives such as the International Day of Information Society – ISMS Forum, a world-wide forum of cyber security experts.
Also, Huawei has taken multiple measures to guarantee the security of its operations, as well as the reliability of its networks and devices. In this sense, the company has started up an end-to-end global cybersecurity system based on its own procedures and focused on the consumer, which integrates the security requirements in all its business processes. In addition, at European level, it has taken all the necessary measures to comply with EU laws and regulations.