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EU Publishes Toolbox of risk mitigating for 5G mobile

The introduction of 5G mobile has been in the news recently, with the USA flatly refusing to use Huawei technologies, and putting pressure on its allies (such as the UK) to reject Huawei solutions. With worldwide 5G revenues to reach an estimated €225 billion in 2025, 5G technologies and services are a key asset for any country to be able to compete in the global market. The security of 5G networks is therefore essential to protect economies and societies and to enable the full potential of the important opportunities that 5G will bring (see next article for an example). The European Commission has adopted a Recommendation on the cybersecurity of 5G networks on 26 March 2019. The Recommendation called on the Member States to complete national risk assessments and review national measures, to work together at EU level on a coordinated risk assessment and to prepare a toolbox of possible mitigating measures. Each Member State completed its own national risk assessment of its 5G network infrastructures and transmitted the results to the Commission and ENISA – the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity – and as a result, an EU toolbox on 5G security has been created

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Alastair Tempest

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