[KUALA LUMPUR, 11 SEPTEMBER 2023]: The Huawei ICT Academy was selected to receive the prestigious Cyber Security Education Innovation of the Year Award at the Malaysia Cyber Security Awards 2023, reaffirming its commitment to excellence in cyber security education.

Mr Simon Sun, the CEO of Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Huawei Malaysia), said receiving the award was an acknowledgement of the exceptional cyber security programmes facilitated by the Huawei ICT Academy through its Huawei Learning Services (LS). 

“This award recognises the importance Huawei places on cyber security, not only in our processes but also in equipping others in this critical arena. In an ever-evolving digital landscape, our comprehensive range of cyber security training programmes empowers industry stakeholders to safeguard critical infrastructure, forming a robust security foundation for future business innovations and advancements,” said Mr Sun.

He further highlighted the distinguishing feature of Huawei’s education programmes – its ability to be customised to cater to the specific talent development needs of industry players. 

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“All our training modules and content also rigorously adhere to industry standards as well as policies, and are benchmarked against the best practices outlined by GSMA’s Network Equipment Security Assurance Scheme (NESAS) and 3GPP’s Security Assurance Specifications (SCAS),” he added. 

The distinguished awards ceremony and gala dinner was held during the Cyber Digital Services, Defence and Security Asia (CyberDSA 2023) event – a three-day expo spotlighting cutting-edge cyber security technologies and innovations. 

CyberSecurity Malaysia Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Ts. Dr. Haji Amirudin Abdul Wahab congratulated Huawei on the award, saying: “CyberSecurity Malaysia recognises the exceptional level of commitment and excellence that Huawei Malaysia has demonstrated when it comes to education and training in cyber security. This award is a recognition of the innovative mindset the Huawei ICT Academy has consistently shown, and an appreciation for the extensive resources that Huawei has invested in to cultivate and arm local industry talent in the challenging field of cyber security.”

In its pursuit of advancing the knowledge frontier in cyber security, Huawei Malaysia maintains close collaborations with the Malaysian government and local operators on a variety of multi-touchpoint initiatives. This includes workshops, events, whitepaper publications, and the utilisation of the GSMA Cyber Security Knowledge Base, a sophisticated tool designed to address cyber security risk challenges at all levels.

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