ZTE collaborates with YesWeHack on 5G security

ZTE, an international telecommunications provider, has partnered with YesWeHack on ZTE’s Bug Bounty Program which aims to improve 5G security

ZTE, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise, and consumer technology solutions, has reached a partnership with YesWeHack, the leading Bug Bounty and Vulnerability Disclosure Policy (VDP) platform in Europe, to promote ZTE's Bug Bounty programme.

In late 2020, ZTE launched a new Bug Bounty programme, which encourages security researchers and organizations worldwide to identify potential vulnerabilities in ZTE's products and services. Since the beginning of 2021, ZTE has been cooperating with YesWeHack to further enhance its product security.

Zhong Hong, ZTE's Chief Security Officer said in the statement: "Through openness and transparency, we try to give our customers confidence by letting them see what we do and how we provide end-to-end security. Our partnership with YesWeHack will help to enhance the security of ZTE's products and confront new challenges brought by the 5G network commercialisation."

Deployment of 5G networks highlights the importance of cybersecurity in the telecoms industry

In a statement, YesWeHack said the deployment of 5G networks had “further underscored the importance of cybersecurity in the telecoms industry,” with such rollouts increasing potential attack surfaces and introducing new technologies and techniques into the threat landscape. 

YesWeHack has more than 30,000 cybersecurity experts (ethical hackers) across 170 countries and regions. To promote ZTE's Bug Bounty program, the platform has leveraged its experts' expertise to assist ZTE in fully identifying potential vulnerabilities.

According to ZTE, its product security incident response team (PSIRT) to date has received “much valuable information from YesWeHack.” The closed-loop handling of this information has effectively eliminated the potential risks. Thus, external security testings have played an important role in improving ZTE’s product security.

With its cybersecurity vision of “Security in DNA, Trust through Transparency”, ZTE says it has taken sustained efforts on the enhancement of internal security governance and external security verification. The cooperation with YesWeHack this time is one of ZTE's effective measures to intensify ZTE's openness and transparency. ZTE has been committed to providing customers with more secure and trustworthy products and services.

 

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