9 October 2019
Today the European Commission welcomes the publication by Member States of the high-level report on the EU-wide coordinated risk assessment of 5G Networks cybersecurity.
This major step is part of the implementation of the European Commission Recommendation of March 2019 to ensure a high level of cybersecurity of 5G networks across the EU. Prepared with the support of the European Commission and ENISA , the EU Agency for Cybersecurity, the Member States’ report identifies the main cyber threats and threats’ actors, the most sensitive assets, the main vulnerabilities (technical ones and other types of vulnerabilities) and a number of strategic risks.
In addition, ENISA prepared a specific threat landscape mapping related to 5G networks, which considers in more detail certain technical aspects covered in the high-level report.
Member States will start now working together with the Commission and ENISA, the EU Agency for Cybersecurity on a set of a possible risk management measures (‘toolbox’) to mitigate the cybersecurity risks identified in the EU-wide coordinated risk assessment. This toolbox should be ready by the end of the year.
With worldwide 5G revenues estimated at €225 billion in 2025, 5G is a key asset for Europe to compete in the global market and its cybersecurity is crucial for ensuring the technological sovereignty of the Union.