Huawei: Cybersecurity assurance and privacy protection will accelerate new social and business value creation

Mar 16, 2021 by bcw-global

Company collaborates with governments, customers, and partners in the Middle East to tackle cybersecurity challenges during Milipol Qatar 2021

New social and business value can be accelerated across the Middle East this year through a more secure digital ecosystem, experts at Huawei have said during this week’s Milipol Qatar summit—an event dedicated to homeland security in the Middle East. As a leading global provider of ICT infrastructure and smart devices, Huawei already plays an active role in the digital transformation of industries throughout the region, while also ensuring that cybersecurity and privacy protection remain a top priority. 

At this year’s Milipol Qatar summit, Huawei recognized that 5G has now been rolled out at scale, with connectivity, cloud, AI, computing, and industry applications now coming together to create unprecedented opportunities for the region and empowering governments to achieve their strategic goals. Building and fully implementing an end-to-end global cybersecurity assurance and privacy protection system is thus one of Huawei’s key initiatives. The company has in turn reiterated its commitment to collaborating with governments, customers, and partners in the Middle East to tackle cybersecurity and privacy challenges. 

Mika Lauhde, Vice-President of Cybersecurity & Privacy at Huawei, was one of the keynote speakers at the summit this year, providing government and private sector attendees with an overview of the modern cybersecurity and threat landscape.

Visitors to Milipol Qatar also saw a demonstration of Huawei’s Intelligent Twins concept, which is the first time a systematic reference architecture is proposed for the intelligent upgrade of governments and enterprises. Other intelligent infrastructure and smart campus solutions were also showcased across the cloud, network, edge, and devices, providing scenario-specific applications for governments and enterprises.

“Our vision is to bring digital to every person, home, and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. The value of digitization has become even more clear during the disruptions of the last year,” notes Liam Zhao, President of Huawei Gulf North. “Together with our partners in the region, we are reviewing the approach to modern security and privacy issues, analyzing the directions in which new technologies are heading, and the future challenges facing society. By enhancing our shared cybersecurity and privacy frameworks, we can therefore accelerate the development of the digital economy, while contributing to sustainable growth and supporting national transformation agendas in a post-pandemic world.”

“Similar to the way there was a race for COVID-19 vaccines this past year, we saw a race for connectivity bandwidth, and in turn strong cybersecurity assurance for reliable communication.

Both cases require global cooperation. In our new normal, we must support international dialogue to create the trusted ICT ecosystems that are needed to advance the world’s economic recovery,” added Lauhde.

With the cybersecurity sector in the Middle East and Africa expected to register a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.92% between 2021-2026, according to Mordor Intelligence, this year’s Milipol expo has emphasized links between global manufacturers, security and safety experts, government, and enterprises.



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