KATHMANDU, May 9: Maintaining high security in the use of technology-related services is essential to ensure sustainable and reliable use of connectivity.
Analysts and experts attending the annual meeting of the St. Gallen Symposium, an initiative for intergenerational debates on economic, political and social developments, shared this view. The gathering that started last Wednesday to mark the 50th anniversary of the symposium in Switzerland brought together 1,000 participants from all over the world.
Speaking at the event, Catherine Chen, senior vice president of the company and a member of the Huawei board of directors, stressed the need for device manufacturers to care about gaining the trust of users. “As more devices have connectivity, more services come online, and more critical infrastructure relies on real-time data exchange, governments around the world need to ensure that that everyone is protected by the highest security standards. Only a common set of rules can guarantee a level of security that creates confidence in the technology, ”she said.
Chen said the joint effort of policymakers, regulators and the private sector is needed to create a trustworthy environment.
Participants agreed that trust is inherently based on openness and transparency, and that it is time to take concrete and achievable steps to address the common challenges and risks that have emerged in the wake of the COVID pandemic. 19. According to them, public confidence in political and economic institutions, emerging technologies and the media has recently eroded, especially among the younger generations, and this has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chen hoped the next generation of leaders would build trust and shape a world of ubiquitous connectivity. “We need to build a solid trust in technology, made possible by a common set of rules, innovation and progress. Only then can we commit to a sustainable and trustworthy use of technology, ”she said.