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Huawei and Spanish Secretary of State for the Information Society and Digital Agenda jointly promote cyber security in IoT environments

Feb 28, 2017

[Barcelona, Spain, 28th Feb, 2017] At Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Huawei, INCIBE (Spanish National Institute of Cyber Security), and jointly released the “Building a Trusted and Managed IoT World” white paper. This white paper analyzed the development of IoT security technologies, summarized IoT security practices, and proposed the employment of multilayered end-to-end security mechanisms to safeguard the IoT. The white paper advocated that all the governments, international organizations, and industries should join hands together to build IoT security and work harder in guiding policies, enacting laws and regulations, setting standards, innovating new technologies, and building industry ecosystems.

José María Lassalle, Secretary of State for the Information Society and the Digital Agenda, pointed out, “we are nowadays facing a huge challenge when it comes to cybersecurity in IoT; and if we want to tackle it effectively, collaboration between public and private agents is our best tool to do so”.

Madam Chen Lifang, Corporate Senior Vice President of Huawei and Director of the company’s board, specified that Huawei had always been advocating for the protection of cyber security. Huawei believes that security is not optional for IoT deployment, but a must. IoT is driving the digital transformation of all the industries, and is ushering us into a new interconnected world, while major security challenges are emerging. The security of the IoT can be ensured only if the industry chain works together as a whole. Huawei is expecting to work closely with organizations like INCIBE, establish a multi-layered, end-to-end security mechanism, and offer effective technical assurances for secure, reliable operations of the IoT.

Mr. Zhang Shunmao further elaborated Huawei IoT development and IoT security solutions. He highlighted that this white paper reflected the great importance that the Spanish government has attached to the IoT security, and the release of this whitepaper would push the enforcement of IoT security policies, guide enterprises through their security strategy implementation, and hence fuel the joint building of a trusted and managed connected world.

INCIBE (Spanish National Cybersecurity Institute) and are organizations dependent on the Ministry for Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda (MINETAD). As the benchmark institution with regard to the development of cybersecurity and of digital trust, INCIBE heads a range of initiatives directed at cybersecurity at both the national and international level. aims to enable the Spanish society to benefit from the maximum of the possibilities offered by Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). According to industry experts, Huawei and two Spanish government organizations collaborated on this white paper, established Spain as a role model in the west European region, effectively assisted enterprises to fully implement security solutions, and paved the way for the future IoT security policy standards. As a significant contributor to this white paper, Huawei further strengthened the leadership in the IoT field.

At the release ceremony, Alberto Hernández, INCIBE CEO, and Tony Jin Yong, CEO of Huawei Spain and Portugal, were also present.

MWC 2017 runs from February 24 to March 2 in Barcelona, Spain. Huawei is showcasing its products and solutions at booth 1J50 in Fira Gran Via Hall 1, booth 3130 in Hall 3, and the Innovation City zone in Hall 4.