ADDIS ABABA – Huawei’s experts provided cyber security training to more than twenty experts of the Ethiopian Communications Authority (ECA) this week.
Twenty experts partake in the three-day training that covered global cyber security challenges and analysis, introduction to cyber security governance standards, and introduction to Huawei’s end-to-end cyber security assurance system.
It also involves 5G security technologies based on 5G security considerations and a virtual tour exhibition in the Cyber Security and Privacy Protection Transparency Exhibition Hall.
The Ethiopian Communications Authority Director General Engineer Balcha Reba appreciated and acknowledged Huawei’s efforts into building digital Ethiopia.
“A security issue is not something provided by an external body to us, it is a system and a strategy we have to develop internally,” he said.
“It is not only a tactical or technological input; it is also policy and strategy as well. So, all the leaders as well as the vendors, the industry all together needs to work on accountability.”
The CEO of Huawei Ethiopia Chen Mingliang, on his part, expressed his gratitude to the Authority for the efforts made to coordinate and build a better-connected Ethiopia and for the endeavors that make Ethiopia enter the 5G era.
He also emphasized that “we live in a highly interconnected world, where the physical and digital worlds are increasingly converging, and the network boundaries are blurring.”
Cyber security and privacy protection are, therefore, becoming increasingly important, he added.
And Huawei has established 7 cyber security transparency centers around the world, including 2 global centers located in Brussels and Dongguan (China). Each year and about 5% of its R&D budget are spent on cyber security and privacy protection-related Research and Development.