Security officials from EU nations, Japan, the United States and Australia gathered in Prague on Thursday and Friday to discuss 5G security threats.

Two-day Prague 5G Security Conference held under the auspices of Prime Minister Andrej Babiš hoped to develop a series of recommendations on how to approach future cyber threats emerging from 5G technologies.

Building a path towards consensus in 5G security is the right thing to do. A more science-based approach agreed to by the majority of the countries is the best way to balance the technological progress with the risks of this new revolutionary technology.

Unfortunately, there were some notable exceptions at the conference. Russia, China, and Huawei were not invited to attend even though they are seen as the main “source” of the risks.

More information and non-sensitive parts of the conference are available at the Czech government’s website: https://www.vlada.cz/en/media-centrum/aktualne/prague-5g-security-conference-173333/

 

Marin Ivezic
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Marin Ivezic is a Partner at PwC (PricewaterhouseCoppers) specializing in risks of emerging technologies. He leads PwC’s 5G cybersecurity efforts. He also leads cybersecurity for the Telecommunications, Media & Technology sector; and Industrial, IoT, Critical Infrastructure & Cyber-Kinetic security capabilities in the region. All these focus areas are being transformed with the emergence of 5G. Marin worked with critical infrastructure protection organizations in a dozen countries, 20+ of the top 100 telecom companies, and a number of technology companies on understanding the geopolitics of 5G; uncovering as-yet-unknown security and privacy risks of 5G, AI and IoT; and defining novel security and privacy approaches to address emerging technology risks.

Luka Ivezic
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Luka Ivezic is an independent consultant and author exploring geopolitical and socioeconomic implications of emerging technologies such as 5G, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT). To better observe policy discussions and societal attitudes towards early adoptions of emerging technologies, Luka spent last five years living between US, UK, Denmark, Singapore, Japan and Canada. This has given him a unique perspective on how emerging technologies shape different societies, and how different cultures determine technological development.