Huawei becomes first tech company to join global cybersecurity platform ‘OIC-CERT’

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Desk Reporter
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Chinese multinational technology company Huawei joined the leading international cybersecurity platform, Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) under the Saudi Arabia-based Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Through this membership, Huawei will be the first major global Information and Communications Technology (ICT) company to join the organization, which is officially the world’s third-largest national CERT entity.

The Organization of Islamic Conference — Computer Emergency Response Team (OIC-CERT) is committed to providing expertise in cyber crisis management and building skills to counter cyber threats by utilizing global cooperation. Being a commercial member of OIC-CERT enables Huawei to work with all stakeholders in cyberspace on an open and transparent forum to ensure end-to-end cybersecurity for member states.

As per the company statement, 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
Jiawei Liu
CEO
Huawei – UAE

“We are honored 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 defense for more than 1.8 billion people living in the OIC-CERT’s member states. This will enable us to fulfill our vision of building a fully connected, intelligent world.”

“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,” commented Mr. Adel Almehairi, Director of the UAE Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT).

Organization of Islamic Cooperation

Established in 1969, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is the world’s second-largest organization after the United Nations, with 57 member states and a population of 1.8 billion people spread over four continents. The OIC has approved and accepted the Resolution on “Collaboration of Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) Among the OIC Member Countries”, and OIC-CERT has been granted an Affiliated Institution Status. It has collaborated with member states and their respective national CERTs to assist and respond to computer security incidents.

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