Recommendation on Cybersecurity of 5G networks

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Series Details C (2019) 2335
Publication Date 26/03/2019
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Summary:

Recommendation - adopted by the European Commission on 26 March 2019 - on a common approach across the European Union (EU) to the security of 5G networks.

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The Recommendation features a set of operational steps and measures aimed at ensuring a high level of cybersecurity of 5G networks across the European Union. The adoption of this document followed the support demonstrated by the European Council for a concerted approach to the security of 5G networks. The relevance of 5G networks was also highlighted in a Joint Communication on EU-China relations.

The recommendations are a combination of legislative and policy instruments aimed at protecting economies, societies and democratic systems. They include measures at a national level - national risk assessment of 5G network infrastructures - and at EU level - exchange of information and completion of coordinated risk assessment.

Source Link https://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/dae/document.cfm?doc_id=58154
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  • https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/cybersecurity-5g-networks
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Commentary and Analysis
Politico, 26/03/2019: 7 takeaways on the EU’s Huawei plan https://www.politico.eu/article/europe-huawei-7-takeaways-on-plan/

News
EurActiv, 26/03/2019: Commission rolls out 5G recommendations, has ‘specific concerns’ about Huawei https://www.euractiv.com/section/5g/news/commission-rolls-out-5g-recommendations-has-specific-concerns-about-huawei/
Euronews, 26/03/2019: EU moves to protect security amid 5G concerns https://www.euronews.com/2019/03/26/eu-moves-to-protect-security-amid-5g-concerns
RTÉ News, 26/03/2019: EU demands scrutiny of 5G risks but will not ban Huawei https://www.rte.ie/news/europe/2019/0326/1038771-eu-5g-cybersecurity/
ISPreview: News, 26/03/2019: EU Sets Tougher Security Standards for Future 5G Mobile Networks https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2019/03/eu-sets-tougher-security-standards-for-future-5g-mobile-networks.html
Deutsche Welle, 26/03/2019: EU wants joint approach to 5G https://p.dw.com/p/3FhN5
Reuters, 26/03/2019: Huawei welcomes EU executive's 'objective' approach to 5G https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN1R71YC

Official
European Commission: Press Release, 26/03/2019: European Commission recommends common EU approach to the security of 5G networks http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-19-1832_en.htm
European Commission: Fact Sheet, 26/03/2019: Commission recommends common EU approach to the security of 5G networks [Q&A] http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-19-1833_en.htm

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