Empowering 5G Security with Expertise and Tools

5G Security

Ensuring the cybersecurity of 5G networks is vital to safeguard our economies, societies, and unlock the vast potential they offer. It also plays a crucial role in maintaining the European Union's technological sovereignty.

In January 2020, following the EU-wide coordinated risk assessment of 5G networks security, the Member States’ Cooperation Group on Network and Information Security (NIS Cooperation Group) supported by the European Commission and ENISA established a Toolbox of mitigating measures related to cybersecurity of 5G networks. The 5G Toolbox provides guidance for the selection of strategic, technical and supporting measures which should be prioritised in mitigation plans at national and at Union level.

ENISA’s work related to 5G cybersecurity builds upon its expertise in telecom security and focuses on supporting the implementation of the 5G Toolbox. Through the development of guidelines and best practices on network security, including integration with existing 5G standards, ENISA aims to provide extensive support in implementing the technical measures outlined in the EU's 5G Cybersecurity Toolbox

5G Security Certification

In response to a request from the European Commission, ENISA is currently preparing a candidate cybersecurity certification scheme on 5G. As part of this process, ENISA has created an Ad Hoc Working Group (EU5G AHWG) to contribute to the development of the candidate scheme.

5G Security Controls Matrix

In line with the EU Cybersecurity strategy, ENISA is actively developing a "comprehensive and dynamic matrix of security controls and best practices for 5G security", known as the 5G Security Controls Matrix. This effort involves close collaboration with national authorities in EU Member States and consultation with industry experts from the EU telecom sector. 

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