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

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

At this year’s GISEC, the Organisation of the Islamic Co-operation – Computer Emergency Response Team (OIC-CERT), an international cybersecurity platform, has announced 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 on 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, OIC-CERT, hoped that this working group shall contribute to the global 5G development by forming a trusted global ecosystem. “Before 5G technology can 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,” said Al-Salehi.

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

Dr Haji Amirudin Bin Abdul Wahab, CEO of Cybersecurity Malaysia, Permanent Secretariat of the OIC-CERT and representing Malaysia which 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 cyberthreats by leveraging on global collaboration.”

Aloysius Cheang, Chief Security Officer, Huawei UAE, said: “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 on-going commitment. We are honoured to work with the OIC-CERT to actively contribute and provide guidance to the global cybersecurity ecosystem.”

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