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Summit told cybersecurity needs upgraded

Zhu Shenshen
Experts tell the Digital Arms Industry Summit in Shanghai that malicious attacks are frequent and become more organized, purposeful and difficult to identify.
Zhu Shenshen

Cybersecurity has become an essential part of national security, covering smart systems, electronic devices and 5G networks, experts told an industry summit in Shanghai.

China should upgrade its cybersecurity and digital systems to face the new trend, industry officials told this year's Digital Arms Industry Summit.

At present, malicious attacks on key information infrastructure networks are frequent, they said. China should adjust and upgrade relevant national cyberspace policies and eco-systems, covering data security governance and network security systems for key information infrastructures.

In the 5G era, the network security industry is facing more challenges, the summit heard. Among them, the methods of attacks are becoming more organized and purposeful. Cloud computing and booming mobile applications have made attacks more concealed and difficult to identify. Security equipment needs to be fully upgraded, said Chang Jun, technology director of 360, the country’s biggest cybersecurity firm.

Its 360 Safe Brain system offers digital military space integrated security systems for the new era, Chang said.

Industry regulators and related firms, including China Aerospace Science & Industry Corp, were among those attending the summit.

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