Huawei has officially joined the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation – Computer Emergency Response Team (OIC-CERT), a leading international cybersecurity platform. Huawei is the first global ICT player to join the organisation, which is currently the third-largest national CERT organisation in the world.
The OIC-CERT is dedicated to providing expertise in cyber crisis management and develops capabilities to mitigate cyber threats by leveraging global collaboration. Being a commercial member of OIC-CERT allows Huawei to collaborate in an open and transparent platform with all stakeholders of cyberspace to ensure end-to-end cybersecurity for member states. Huawei’s OIC-CERT membership is sponsored by the UAE Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT), a department under the country’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), and CyberSecurity Malaysia, an agency under country’s the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia.
Jiawei Liu, CEO of Huawei UAE, commented, “We are honoured to join the OIC-CERT organization, and our membership further cements Huawei’s credentials as a trusted partner of the global ICT ecosystem. It is also a testimonial to our strong cybersecurity capabilities. Through this membership, Huawei will actively contribute to the global cyber intelligence ecosystem and leverage its expertise to bolster cyber defence for more than 1.8 billion people living in the OIC-CERT’s member states. This will enable us to fulfil our vision of building a fully connected, intelligent world.”
Dato’ Ts. Dr. Haji Amirudin Bin Abdul Wahab, CEO of CyberSecurity Malaysia, and Permanent Secretariat of the OIC-CERT, said: “We would like to extend a warm welcome Huawei to the OIC-CERT. The organisation provides an unparalleled platform to 27 OIC-CERT member states to collaborate and mitigate the cyber threats that we face in today’s digitally connected world. With Huawei joining the OIC-CERT, the organisation will greatly benefit from its long-standing and deep sector ICT and cybersecurity expertise.”
Adel Almehairi, Director of the UAE Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT), stated: “Our cyber-threat landscape is constantly evolving with bad actors engineering high sophisticated attacks that can immobilize consumers’ day-to-day lives and derail business operations. As a global ICT leader, Huawei has an excellent track record of empowering secure and resilient digital transformations in the UAE and the rest of the world.”