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Software Security: Safeguarding China’s Growth and Development

Due to the Internet’s rapid expansion, software has permeated a wide range of industries, including entertainment, social interaction, education, health care, banking, transportation, logistics, and security. It has also become a crucial tool and infrastructure in people’s lives and workplaces.

The software sector in China has grown substantially in recent years, with ongoing advances in fundamental technologies and an average annual growth rate of 16% on an industrial scale. The support of software is essential to the growth of the Internet.

Numerous infrastructures, websites, applications, and services depend heavily on software. As the backbone and engine of Internet applications, software not only supports industry development but also the technological advancement of the Internet.

People are starting to pay more attention to software security problems, even though software products meet basic functional needs. Software security affects not only how people make a living, but also the security of national assets and national defence.

The “Key Information Infrastructure Security Protection Requirements” recently became legal in the nation. This is a big deal for the country’s information security building, social growth, and business operations.

Reports cited that information security needs to be better protected and stopped from happening in the first place. This is an important basis and guarantees for building cyber power. Software security is important for the network security of the whole society, the safety of people’s lives and property, the growth of industry, and the running of businesses. Software security problems have become something that manufacturers, development teams, and users all care about.

With this, the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology Taier Terminal Laboratory started researching software security topics in October 2022, and in May 2023 it was held at the Internet Society of China to support the development of the industry’s security capabilities and the orderly growth of the network security sector.

“Technical Specifications for Evaluation of Software Security Development Capabilities” and “Methods for Testing and Evaluation of Software Code Self-development Rate” are two group standards that were requested and approved.

The nation invites relevant units or individuals and industry experts who are concerned with the advancement of software security, the quality of software products, and the high-quality development of the software industry to take part in the development of the two group standards, improve the calibre of domestic software products together, and support the high-quality advancement of key information infrastructure.

In today’s digital landscape, software security requirements are critical. They provide a framework for enterprises to build and maintain secure software practices, safeguarding essential data, systems, and infrastructure against a variety of attacks and vulnerabilities.

One important component of software security standards is their involvement in cyber threat mitigation. Organisations can discover and mitigate any vulnerabilities in their software systems by following to recognised standards. This preventive approach decreases the likelihood of successful cyber-attacks, data breaches, and unauthorised access to critical information.

Another critical topic addressed by software security standards is compliance with regulatory obligations. Many industries and sectors have distinct data protection and privacy legislation and mandates.

Following these guidelines ensures that organisations meet their legal commitments and avoid potential penalties or legal ramifications. Compliance also assures clients that their personal information is handled safely.

Implementing software security standards also aids in the development of consumer trust and the enhancement of an organisation’s reputation. Customers are becoming increasingly concerned about the security practices of the firms with which they deal in an era when data breaches and security events are common.

Organisations may demonstrate their commitment to preserving customer data and privacy by adhering to recognised standards and promoting trust and loyalty.


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