Why Huawei inaugurates a cybersecurity center in Italy

Why Huawei inaugurates a cybersecurity center in Italy

Huawei has opened a cybersecurity center in Rome. "First and only company in the world to open source codes," said De Vecchis (president of Huawei Italy). Formiche di Messa rejoices at the absence of the Italian government at the inauguration. All the details

Huawei has opened a cybersecurity center in Rome. Initially scheduled for September, the opening of the center was brought forward by six months and is intended to be proof of transparency by the Chinese company, which came under attack in the US on charges of espionage by Beijing.

Huawei becomes the "first and only company in the world to open source codes", underlined the president of Huawei Italy, Luigi De Vecchis, inviting the government to put aside geopolitical reasons.

THE CYBER SECURITY CENTER

The Cyber ​​Security Transparency Center, Huawei's Cybersecurity Center, has been operational since 23 March 2021, providing "government agencies, expert technicians, sector associations and standardization bodies, a platform for security communications, collaboration and innovation on standards. security and verification mechanisms, enabling our customers to perform safety audits and test Huawei equipment, ” the company explains in a press release.

PICCINELLI: IT IS THE DEMONSTRATION OF THE COMMITMENT TO IT SECURITY

“We inaugurate Huawei's first Italian cybersecurity center. In the original plans, we anticipated the opening by about six months, demonstrating our commitment to bringing excellence in the field of cyber security to our country ", explains Luca Piccinelli, Head of Cybersecurity Huawei Italia

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HUAWEI OPENS ITS OWN SOURCE CODES

According to the Chinese group, this is a proof of maximum transparency for the company which in fact opens its entire patent portfolio through the source code. We are "the only company in the world", explain from the company.

“We thought we could collaborate on a large scale to ensure that there is nothing in our systems designed to harm users but it hasn't. We therefore decided to go it alone, adapting to the monitoring needs of the different countries ”explained John Suffolk, Huawei's Global Cybersecurity and Privacy Officer.

HUAWEI INVESTMENTS IN CYBERSECURITY

The Italian center, which is located in Rome, in via del Serafico, joins those already operating in Banbury (United Kingdom), Bonn, Dubai, Toronto, Dongguan and Brussels and testifies to the commitment of the Shenzen company in Cybersecurity, a sector in which Huawei invests about 750 million dollars a year.

DE VECCHIS: PUT GEOPOLITICAL REASONS aside

And it is in the name of these investments and this attention to the matter that Luigi De Vecchis, president of Huawei Italia, invites the government to "put aside the geopolitical reasons to give Italy and its economy that impetus for growth that we are able to make people grasp ”, adding that“ technology and geopolitics are incompatible. We pay the price of prejudice and the inability to tackle geopolitical issues on other tables. But the mix of trade war, geopolitics and the primacy of technology does nothing but create confusion ”.

ASPECTS OF THE MULTINATIONAL

And then De vecchis specified: “We are a multinational like all the others in the world. Our financial statements are certified by Kpmg and are public. We are the only vendor with Gsma 3Gpp-Nesas security certifications ”.

"We have no interest, least of all of a political nature, to insert backdoors. Furthermore, there has never been any detection in any of the thousands of Huawei installations of data breaches, unlike other realities," he added.

DE VECCHIS: IMPORTANT DATA SECURITY FOR HUAWEI

And again: “The security of sensitive data and resilience to breach of networks is an integral part of Huawei's commitments. Dedicated investments are the clearest evidence of this ”, explains the President.

"The digitalization of the economy and the technologies that favor it such as AI, the wide use of IoT, Cloud, Virtual Reality and last but not least Edge Computing, represent on the one hand a great opportunity for the growth of the economy and others expose the country's sensitive infrastructures to high risk ”.

THE ABSENCE OF THE ITALIAN GOVERNMENT AT THE HUAWEI EVENT

“Draghi doesn't fall for it! Here's who (not) was at the Huawei event ", headlined the magazine Formiche by Paolo Messa (top manager of Leonardo and recent author of an essay with an interview with Steve Bannon): according to the reconstruction of Formiche.net direct by Giorgio Rutelli not denied by the Chinese group, the Minister of Regional Affairs, Mariastella Gelmini (Forza Italia) declined the invitation to the conference.


This is a machine translation from Italian language of a post published on Start Magazine at the URL https://www.startmag.it/innovazione/perche-huawei-inaugura-un-centro-di-cybersicurezza-in-italia/ on Wed, 24 Mar 2021 11:24:17 +0000.