Huawei joins Cybersecurity thought leaders across the Middle East and Central Asia.

ISLAMABAD -- Huawei Middle East and Central Asia joined a high-level media roundtable on day two of the 'GSMA M360 EURASIA 2023' conference in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The open discussion aimed at aligning strategic priorities for the region, deepening engagement, and steering collaborative efforts in the industry to advance collective action for cyber stability in the telecom industry said a news release issued here on Thursday.

Under the theme "Build more secure and resilient telecom networks to efficiently support the future digital economy" participants in the panel discussed various topics, including collaborations among network operators and their partners, suppliers, and customers in defending against telecom cybersecurity, how regulators could promote local telecom industry's cybersecurity development, and the role of cybersecurity.

Dr Tural Mammadov, Director of the Azerbaijan Computer Emergency Response Center (CERT), was joined in the panel by Dr Mohammad Khaled, Director, Business Development and Strategic projects, e and enterprise, Dr Haitham Hilal Al Hajri, Sr. Executive of Cyber Security Projects, Oman National CERT, Dr Elvin Balajanov, Chairman of the Board, Azerbaijan Cybersecurity Organization Association and Dr Aloysius Cheang, Chief Security Officer, Huawei Middle East and Central Asia.

The telecom industry is recognized as a critical infrastructure industry (CII). It plays a vital role in connecting people, businesses, and governments, facilitating communication, information sharing, and commerce on a global scale.

It is very essential to bring together telecom stakeholders to promote the development and optimization of telecom cybersecurity. This includes working closely with telecom service providers, equipment manufacturers, government agencies, and other stakeholders to identify and mitigate cybersecurity risks, develop and implement best practices, and raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity in telecom.

Dr Tural Mammadov thanked the organizers, participants, and sponsors for arranging the event in Baku while reiterating the country's commitment to the highest cybersecurity standards.

"We join the international community in highlighting the risks posed by cybercrime. Likewise, we want to work with our global partners towards joint actions in defending telecom networks."

He said, 'As an operator, securing our networks against cyber threats and creating safe digital cyberspace remains one of our most important...

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