Second report on Member States’ Progress in implementing the EU Toolbox on 5G Cybersecurity

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Report published on 15 June 2023 by the NIS Cooperation Group, providing an updated overview of the state of play of the implementation of the EU Toolbox on 5G Cybersecurity by Member States. It also includes recommendations.

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The report covers the implementation of the strategic and technical measures of the Toolbox. Strategic Measures include measures concerning increased regulatory powers for authorities to scrutinise network procurement and deployment, specific measures to address risks related to non-technical vulnerabilities, as well as possible initiatives to promote a sustainable and diverse 5G supply and value chain in order to avoid systemic, long-term dependency risks. Technical Measures include measures to strengthen the security of 5G networks and equipment by addressing the risks arising from technologies, processes, human and physical factors. The report also gives an overview of the ongoing strands of work on 5G cybersecurity at EU level.

The European Commission published a Communication on the same day acknowledging the Report and its conclusions.

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European Commission: Policies: NIS Cooperation Group
European Commission: Press Release, 15/06/2023: Commission announces next steps on cybersecurity of 5G networks in complement to latest progress report by Member States
European Commission: Speech by Commissioner Breton on the cybersecurity of 5G networks (15 June 2023)

EUR-LEX: C(2023)4049: Implementation of the 5G cybersecurity Toolbox - Communication from the European Commission

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