Security, Telecom & Wireless

China's Communications Network Security Professional Committee Established

With online and wireless security more important than ever, the Communications Network Security Professional Committee of the China Association of Communications Enterprises has been created in Beijing to address issues surrounding spam, hacking, and phishing activities.

The members of the committee include China's three major telecom operators, China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom as well as communications and information security related enterprises in China.

Liu Liqing, director of the China Association of Communications Enterprises, said during the founding ceremony that the year 2009 saw frequent outbreaks of communications network security problems, including Internet attacks, information thefts, and other hacking activities. The establishment of the committee aims to help security service organizations realize standardized management; provide policy bases to telecom regulators and operators; and implement objective assessments for the protection of network units and the capacity of security service providers.

Lu Yang, party secretary from the telecom research institute of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China, said that depending on its technology strengths, the telecom research institute will provide full support to the work of the newly established committee.

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