European Commission asks cybersecurity agency to prepare the EU’s certification scheme for 5G networks

The Commission has tasked the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity, ENISA, to prepare the EU’s cybersecurity certification scheme for 5G networks that will help address risks related to technical vulnerabilities of the networks and further enhance their cybersecurity. Certification plays a critical role in increasing trust and security in digital products and services – however, at the moment, there are various security certification schemes for IT products, including 5G networks, in Europe.

A single common scheme for certification would make it easier for businesses to trade across borders and for customers to understand the security features of a given product or service.

The request for the development of the scheme is in accordance with the Cybersecurity Act, which establishes the European cybersecurity certification framework, and it was also announced in the new EU Cybersecurity Strategy for the Digital Decade. The Commission will soon adopt its first Union Rolling Programme for cybersecurity certification.

Source: European Commission


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