5G Security to Get Boost from E.U. Certification Scheme

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By Michela Menting | 1Q 2021 | IN-6092


ENISA to Prepare 5G Security Certification Scheme


The European Commission has requested that the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) develop an E.U.-wide cybersecurity certification scheme for 5G networks. The request leans on the Cybersecurity Act’s European Cybersecurity Certification Framework to allow the creation of market-driven E.U. certification schemes. The aim is two-fold: the first is to address the technical vulnerabilities of 5G networks, and the second is to harmonize all certification and best practice measures (for IT and cellular) under one scheme (e.g., reducing fragmentation between existing cyber certification schemes being one of the Cybersecurity Act’s mandates). ENISA will be expected to build on the E.U. Toolbox for 5G Security (published January 2020), and will look to involve the European Cybersecurity Certification Group (ECCG), the NIS Cooperation Group Work Stream, and its subgroup on 5G standardization and certification in the process.

A Boost for the 5G Security Market


The certification scheme will provid…

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