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Data privacy and security

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How companies protect customer, employee, or other sensitive data is one of the most significant issues facing our industry today, and its importance grows ever greater as we see the implementation of 5G, IoT and AI, with everything and everyone connected. We have dedicated processes firmly in place to address this, focusing on technical protection, process, and people. Our ongoing key programs to identify and protect critical data include:

  • Critical information protection program
  • Focused assessments
  • Nokia privacy program
  • Supply chain security program
  • Customer security requirements program
  • Common security controls program
  • Selected ISO 27001 certifications 

As in previous years we held our annual Security Days and Nokia HackAthon

Nokia is dedicated to protecting next-generation networks from attacks and is a leader in the provision of network security solutions. On January 27, 2017, the annual Nokia Security Day was held at our headquarters in Espoo, Finland. The 2017 event – which took place the day before Data Protection Day (known as Data Privacy Day in North America) – combined the Nokia Analyst Security Day with our annual Nokia HackAthon for the first time.

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34 global technology and security companies sign Cybersecurity Tech Accord, a watershed agreement to defend all customers everywhere from malicious attacks by cybercriminal enterprises and nation-states

34 global technology and security companies signed a Cybersecurity Tech Accord, a watershed agreement among the largest-ever group of companies agreeing to defend all customers everywhere from malicious attacks by cybercriminal enterprises and nation-states.

The 34 companies include ABB, Arm, Cisco, Facebook, HP, HPE, Microsoft Corp, Nokia, Oracle, and Trend Micro, and together represent operators of technologies that power the world's internet communication and information infrastructure. The companies made commitments in four areas.

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Next-generation Security Management Center software helps to proactively detect, predict and combat the growing threat from ransomware and other types of malware

Nokia announced its next-generation NetGuard Security Management Center software, designed to bolster service providers' ability to proactively detect, predict and combat the growing threat from ransomware and other types of malware.

The volume, velocity and variety of security data today is overwhelming security teams. Companies typically receive hundreds of thousands of security alerts per year, up to 70 percent of which are never investigated1. In addition, the proliferation of point security solutions in customers' networks is extremely complex and difficult to manage - a challenge expected to get considerably worse with the broad deployment of new Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

The Nokia NetGuard Security Management Center is a single cohesive, end-to-end management solution for security orchestration, analytics and response. It enables service providers to monitor, configure and control all the multi-vendor security systems deployed across their networks.

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For more information on Data security and privacy, see also page 107–108 of the People & Planet Report 2017.