“Cyber security helps to reduce the risk of cyber-attack.”

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. July 27, 2022: Huawei Ethiopia has provided Ethiopian Communications
Authority (ECA) with a three-day cyber security training. Huawei’s top cyber security experts led
the training. The training taking place from July 25 to July 27, 2022 was attended by 20 experts.
The Ethiopian Communications Authority Director General Engineer Balcha Reba attended the
opening of the training and in his opening remarks he appreciated and acknowledged Huawei’s
efforts into building digital Ethiopia and said “A security issue is not something provided by an
external body to us, it is a system and a strategy we have to develop internally. It is not only a tactical
or technological input; it is also policy and strategy as well. So, all the leaders as well as the vendors,
the industry all together needs to work on accountability.”
He also added that when discussing cyber technology, it is important to understand the who, how,
and what. It is a must to understand who the hackers are that affect our systems by stealing data,
how viruses work, and which components of our software and systems must function effectively to
safeguard our systems. Therefore, such trainings are beneficial in learning more about cyber security
issues and acting accordingly.
The CEO of Huawei Ethiopia Mr. Chen Mingliang (Jerry) expressed his gratitude and respect to
Ethiopian Communications Authority for the efforts made to coordinate and to build a betterconnected Ethiopia and for the endeavors that makes Ethiopia to enter the 5G era. He also
emphasized that we live in a highly interconnected world, where the physical and digital worlds are
increasingly converging, and the network boundaries are blurring. Cyber security and privacy
protection are increasingly important. And Huawei has established 7 cyber security transparency
centers around the world, including 2 global centers located in Brussels and Dongguan (China),
3,000 employees working full-time on cyber security Research and Development (R&D). Each year,
and about 5% of its R&D budget are spent on cyber security and privacy protection related R&D.
By the end of 2020, we held more than 100,000 active patents across over 40,000 families, among
which 2,963 are related to cyber security and privacy protection.
The training covered global cyber security challenges and analysis, introduction to cyber security
governance standards, introduction to Huawei’s end-to-end cyber security assurance system, 5G
security technologies based on 5G security considerations, and a virtual tour exhibition in the Cyber
Security and Privacy Protection Transparency Exhibition Hall.
The public relations director of Huawei Ethiopia Mr. Ye Liming addressed at the last day session
and said “with the knowledge you learnt these days, I believe that all of you will put what you learnt
into practice and be devoted into digital Ethiopia building”

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