Beijing exhibition raises awareness of cyber risks in China

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China commemorated National Cyber Security Week today for the first time. The week of activities kicked off in Beijing with an exhibition on cyber security. CCTV’s Zhang Nini reported this story from Beijing.

Chinese antivirus company Qihoo 360 knows all too well the risks and vulnerabilities that web users face.

“About 600 million smartphone users and 400 million computer users have installed our antivirus software. Therefore we have a real time account of cyber security threats for the individuals,” said Qi Xiangdong, chief executive of Qihoo 360. “The risks can threaten our finances, identity and privacy therefore we have a shared responsibility to address it.”

No company can guarantee absolute security for customers, which is why more cooperation with the government is needed, added Wang Cheng, supervisor at Tencent, a Chinese Internet service portal.

“We should also harmonize the different standards in the industry, for example, on wifi access and website certification. I also hope there could be more policy support in the future,” he said.

Beijing exhibition raise awareness of cyber risks in China

Beijing exhibition raise awareness of cyber risks in China

National Cyber Security Week began on Monday for the first time in China. The week of activities kicked off in Beijing with an exhibition on cyber security, an issue of growing importance as more go online. CCTV’s Zhang Nini reported from Beijing.