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“Mastering the Power of Connectivity”: Udo Helmbrecht speaks about 5G infrastructure & connectivity at the Connected Citizens Summit 2017

ENISA's Executive Director, Udo Helmbrecht, participated in the Connected Citizens Summit, a “European beacon of innovation”, which took place on Wednesday 31st May 2017 in Berlin.

Published on May 31, 2017

The summit, which was co-hosted by newspapers Politico and Welt, gathered more than 100 participants from private and public sectors; European institutions, national ministries, international organizations, city governments, civil society organizations and companies across major sectors.

Udo Helmbrecht together with MEP Pilar del Castillo, joined the discussion on infrastructure and answered the question “Are we equipped to master connectivity?’’. Udo Helmbrecht mentioned that cyber security is still underdeveloped specifically for IoT components and that there is still a need for investment in digital skills and infrastructure from the EU level, member States and private sector. Talking about security improvements through the new Telecom Code, which is expected to be adopted by end of 2017 or early 2018, ENISA’s Executive Director said: “The new improvements will certainly contribute to a more secured and harmonised telecommunications environment across Europe”.

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