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ZTE, Omdia release white paper on Security Transparence and Assurance in a 5G World

Shenzhen, China, 16 Sep 2020
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Comprehensive security assurance is essential in the 5G era.
Comprehensive security assurance is essential in the 5G era.

ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile Internet, has recently released a white paper: “Security Transparence and Assurance in a 5G World”, along with Omdia, a global leading technology research powerhouse.

According to the white paper, comprehensive assurance in security is essential to the entire ecosystem in the 5G era, ranging from IOT devices to 5G networks, from regulations to operations. The truly effective security assurance requires collaboration and co-ordination of all parties involved, as well as regular assessments, so as to tackle evolving challenges posed by global 5G deployments.

ZTE has been devoted to researching proactive cyber security solutions for many years. The white paper points out that ZTE’s existing security capabilities, experience and roadmap have demonstrated a mechanism for collaboration, transparency and openness in a bid to address the upcoming security risks and challenges in the 5G world.

In addition, the white paper elaborates that cyber security is the highest priority for ZTE's product R&D and service delivery. ZTE has established a comprehensive cyber security assurance mechanism in accordance with laws and standards. Meanwhile, ZTE has adopted a series of cyber security measures, such as the three lines of defence model, Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT), cyber security labs, and security assessments.

In August 2020, ZTE passed GSMA’s NESAS audit, demonstrating the security of ZTE's 5G development and life cycle processes.

“Digitalisation has been under way for many years, and a comprehensive security assurance is needed to be in line with risk appetite. Thinking about digital risk in terms of people, process and technology to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability (CIA) of information is a combination that many organisations will recognise,” said Maxine Holt, Senior Research Director of Cybersecurity at Omdia. “Cyber security is a global challenge to which all players must contribute in order to achieve and maintain a secure and reliable 5G network with high performance.”

“ZTE is all geared up and hopes to collaborate with customers and industry stakeholders to tackle the security challenges ahead,” said Zhong Hong, Vice-President and Chief Security Officer at ZTE. “We expect to build a secure and trustworthy 5G network to enable a better digital life for everyone.”

Moving forward, ZTE will continue to maintain transparency and openness, and adopt a risk-based approach for managing security throughout the product life cycle. Moreover, the company will conform to regulatory requirements and technical standards, implement assessments and obtain the certifications required by customers and regulators.

The following is the link to access the white paper: “Security Transparence and Assurance in a 5G World”.

ZTE and Omdia will co-host a global online webinar: “Comprehensive Security Assurance is Essential in the 5G Era”, today from 5pm to 6pm (GMT+8). To register for this webinar, please check:

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