The virtual launch of Indonesia Women in Cybersecurity (IWCS) on April 21, 2021. (Photo Courtesy of Huawei Indonesia)

Huawei Seeks to Raise Women's Cybersecurity Awareness

BY :JAKARTA GLOBE

APRIL 26, 2021

Jakarta. Huawei Indonesia —the local arm of chinese tech giant Huawei— seeks to raise women's cybersecurity awareness in hopes to boost gender equality in the technology realm.

“Huawei encourages gender equality in technology, female independence, increasing the role of women, and ensuring that women are involved as the main actors of  technological revolution via Huawei’s ICT solutions," Huawei Indonesia's government affairs director Yenty Yoman said in a written statement on Monday.

"Huawei also drives women's awareness of potential cyber threats emerging from the lack of vigilance when utilizing cloud-based digital innovations," she said.

According to Yenty, cloud computing can spur innovations for all groups, including women. But a good cyber hygiene —or constant alertness when using technology— can bring out optimum benefits from cloud usage to support female productivity and empowerment.

"Some examples include maintaining password secrecy and not carelessly clicking on links spread through apps, email, or web," she said.

To improve cybersecurity along women, Huawei seeks to work alongside other stakeholders, including the National Cyber and Encryption Agency (BSSN) as well as industries.

From Huawei’s end, the company endeavors to provide a sense of security to its customers with a 24/7 global service operation center (SOC).

“Our SOC actively monitors suspicious traffic, detects potential attacks, and notifies tenants and helps them overcome intrusions," Yenty said.

"We also provide security consultations so that incidences can be identified in real-time."

The statement followed BSSN's virtual launch Indonesia Women in Cybersecurity (IWCS) movement last week.

According to the Women Empowerment and Child Protection Ministry,  IWCS aims to encourage women and girls to play a role in building Indonesia's cybersecurity.

"IWCS provides awareness, education and empowerment to women in  Indonesia in the cybersecurity sector," the ministry's deputy for gender equality Lenny Nurhayanti Rosalin said.

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