By Haley WU on 28 September

On 16 September 2020, as part of the activities scheduled for the 2020 China Cybersecurity Week, the Cybersecurity Standards Forum was held in Zhengzhou, Henan province. The Forum was sponsored by the Zhengzhou Municipal People’s Government, organised by the National Information Security Standardisation Technical Committee (TC260), and co-organised by the China Electronics Standardisation Institute (CESI).

During the forum, key speakers and participants stressed that cybersecurity standardisation work should be undertaken to contribute to the implementation of the decisions of the Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission, particularly with respect to:

  • Strengthening top-level research on national standards on cybersecurity; optimising and improving the national cybersecurity standards system;
  • Accelerating the development of urgently-needed key standards, especially on data security for online platforms and for biometric identification;
  • Strengthening international standardisation exchanges and cooperation.

The forum also remarked the key directions of cybersecurity work – and in particular of cybersecurity standardisation – which were indicated by President Xi Jinping “Four Perseverances”:

  • Promoting the development of urgently needed key standards;
  • Making significant efforts to improve the quality of standards;
  • Enhancing the timeliness of standards development;
  • Dedicating to the establishment of standardisation talent teams.

Among the keynote speakers of the forum, there were: LIU Xiangang, Deputy Secretary General of TC260, who introduced the overall situation of national standardisation of cybersecurity; WANG Jianmin, Dean of Tsinghua University, who illustrated several data security standards and good practices; LI Jingchun, chief engineer of the National Research Centre for Information Technology Security, whose speech focused on the security and protection of critical information infrastructure. YUAN Jie, Deputy General Manager of Information Security Management and Operation Centre of China Mobile, who shared the achievements made in the standardisation of 5G security; LIU Bei, Director of the National Information Centre, who introduced the security standards and good practices for remote and mobile working offices; Dr HU Ying, from CESI, who provided an overview of the progress of standardisation of AI security; XUE Yongbo, from Huawei, who introduced the security standards and good practices for supply chain; and finally JIANG Zengzeng, standardisation expert from Tencent, who introduced face recognition security and standardisation practices.

As one of the important activities of this year’s China Cybersecurity Week (which was held in Zhengzhou from 14 to 20 September 2020), the Cybersecurity Standards Forum played a positive role in promoting good practices and increasing awareness of the implementation and application of national cybersecurity standards.

The Cybersecurity Standard Forum was entirely recorded and can be viewed online through the following link: