EU delivers report on 5G risk assessment

On 9 October, Member States, with the support of the European Commission and the European Agency for Cybersecurity, published a high-level report on the coordinated risk assessment of 5G networks identifying the main cyber threats and actors, the most sensitive assets, key vulnerabilities and a number of strategic risks.

“The security of 5G networks is and will be a top priority in the years to come as they will form the future backbone of our societies and economies, connecting billions of objects and systems, including in critical sectors such as energy, transport, banking, and health, as well as industrial control systems carrying sensitive information and supporting safety systems” as stated by Commissioner for the Security Union, Julian King, and Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society, Mariya Gabriel.

By the end of the year, a toolbox of possible responses for managing and mitigating these risks at both national and European levels is planned. This joint approach by all Member States will underpin secure roll-out of 5G networks across the European Union.