OIC-CERT Launch 5G Security Working Group at GISEC 2021

At this year’s GISEC, the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation – Computer Emergency Response Team (OIC-CERT), a leading international cybersecurity platform will be announcing the launch of a 5G security working group for all stakeholders of the cyberspace to ensure end-to-end cybersecurity for OIC member states at the Telecom Cybersecurity Stage.

The launch of the 5G security working group has been initiated to increase awareness of the importance of 5G security, develop a common 5G security framework for risk assessment and management and develop an open standard that can be used to mitigate any technical difficulties in rolling out the 5G.

Engr. Bader Al-Salehi, Chair of OIC-CERT, hoped that this working group shall contribute to the global 5G development by forming a trusted global ecosystem. Engr. Bader added that: “Before 5G technology can be deployed, we need to ensure that the security challenges of this technology can be overcome. We believe that this initiative by the OIC-CERT shall assist to resolve some of the security issues and accelerate 5G implementation especially within the OIC community.”

This collaborative approach aims to provide best practices, guidance and promote standardization objectives in an open and transparent platform to accelerate the rollout of 5G among OIC member states in a seamless and cost-effective manner.

Dato’ Ts. Dr. Haji Amirudin Bin Abdul Wahab, CEO of CyberSecurity Malaysia, Permanent Secretariat of the OIC-CERT and representing Malaysia who is a co-chair of the 5G security working group together with Huawei, said: “Huawei has an excellent track record of empowering secure and resilient digital transformations in the UAE and the rest of the world. Together with Huawei, we are dedicated to providing expertise in cyber crisis management and develops capabilities to mitigate cyber threats by leveraging on global collaboration.”

Aloysius Cheang, Chief Security Officer of Huawei UAE and the other co-chair of the 5G security working group, commented: “Huawei has been dedicated to helping partners in the region to address cybersecurity challenges while building cutting-edge networks. This collaboration is a direct reflection of our ongoing commitment. We are honored to work with the OIC-CERT to actively contribute and provide guidance to the global cybersecurity ecosystem.”

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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