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The EU Agency for Cybersecurity endorses the EU Toolbox for 5G Security

Yesterday, the European Commission endorsed a set of measures to mitigate cybersecurity risks related to the rollout of 5G networks. The European Commission also set out a number of next steps, to implement the toolbox. The EU Agency for Cybersecurity played a supporting role in the delivery of the 5G toolbox.

Published on January 30, 2020

Last year, the EU Agency for Cybersecurity also supported the EU Member States with developing an EU-wide joint risk assessment regarding the 5G roll out, and delivered a 5G threat landscape report, which analyses threats at a more technical level. All three items, i.e. the joint risk assessment, the threat landscape and the toolbox are implementing what was requested by the European Commission in the recommendation on 5G cybersecurity of March of last year.

The EU Toolbox for 5G Security published yesterday was developed by the NIS Cooperation group. This group has representatives from all EU Member States and it was set up under the NIS Directive, for the purpose of strategic EU-wide collaboration on cybersecurity issues.

The NIS Cooperation group is currently chaired by Croatia under the Presidency of the EU Council. 5G cybersecurity is one of several work streams of activities inside the NIS Cooperation group. ENISA supports the group in all the different activities, helping member states with the drafting of guidelines, reference documents with good practices, developing collaboration procedures, exercises, etc. Yesterday, for example, the NIS Cooperation group launched a new work stream on cybersecurity in the health care sector.

The EU Agency for Cybersecurity is looking forward to supporting the European Commission and the EU Member States with the next steps, i.e. the implementation of the toolbox.


Further information:

EU Toolbox for 5G Security

European Commission's factsheet about the EU Toolbox for 5G Security

European Commission's press release endorsing the EU Toolbox for 5G Security

European Commission's communication on implementing the EU Toolbox for 5G Security

NIS Cooperation group 

ENISA - threat landscape for 5G Networks

European Commission's recommendation on 5G cybersecurity


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