Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 86 | Page 14


Huawei addresses cybersecurity challenges facing emerging technologies at cybersecurity summit in Oman

Huawei took part in the Arab Regional Cybersecurity Week 2022 in Muscat , Oman , recently and advocated for sustained collaboration to secure the digital world . Huawei called upon Arab nations under the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ( OIC ) to implement the OIC-CERT 5G Security Framework where the Network Equipment Security Assurance Scheme ( NESAS ) standard , the joint GSMA and 3GPP framework for the security evaluation of mobile network equipment shall be the fundamental security baseline .

Under the theme of “ Cybersecurity Innovation and Industry Development ”, the event featured a stellar line-up of speakers , case studies , panel discussions and unique presentations that provided access to a wealth of industry-leading knowledge , sharing best practices and experiences , spotlighting trends , information exchange , cutting-edge insights and outlooks with actionable takeaways .
Delivering a keynote Aloysius Cheang , Chief Security Officer , Huawei UAE , highlighted Huawei ’ s commitment to building and maintaining an open and collaborative environment in the Arab world , where nations are binded together based on Islam as common faith , and therefore the OIC and the OIC-CERT shall be the platform of choice to usher in a new Islamic Golden Age in the Metaverse .
Cheang said :” 5G faces security challenges and opportunities brought by new services , architectures , and technologies , as well as higher user privacy and protection requirements . The industry needs to understand the requirements of diversified
Aloysius Cheang , Chief Security Officer , Huawei UAE
scenarios and better define 5G security standards and technologies to address associated risks .”

KPMG Lower Gulf appoints new CEO to push growth

KPMG Lower Gulf ( LG ), comprising the UAE and Oman , has announced the appointment of Emilio Pera as the company ’ s next CEO , effective January 1st 2023 . Pera takes over from Nader Haffar who resigned from the Company after five years as Chairman and Chief Executive .

Pera was elected through a rigorous process , run by an Independent Governance Committee of the KPMG Lower Gulf Board advised by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer , a leading international law firm , which culminated in a vote undertaken by the firm ’ s Capital Partners .
Pera brings over 30 years of professional services and international business experience and was KPMG LG ’ s Acting Head of Tax prior to assuming the role .
Pera said : “ KPMG Lower Gulf has experienced tremendous growth and
transformation over the past five years . Our impressive list of clients is testament to the trust they place in the KPMG brand . We continue to strive towards being the most trusted and trustworthy firm of choice for our clients and are proud to provide the largest private companies , public sector entities and governmental bodies across the UAE and Oman with Audit , Tax and Advisory
KPMG LG new CEO - Emilio Pera CEO ( Left ) and Nader Haffar
solutions . With our significant investments in our people , infrastructure and technology our highly skilled team of experts are wellprepared to meet the region ’ s increasing need for high quality services .”
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