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MISSION OF THE CONFERENCE

  • The Prague 5G Security Conference is a leading global forum dedicated to the security of 5G infrastructure that gathers government officials, representatives of international and regional organizations, researchers from universities and think-tanks, and subject-matter experts. The conference is organized by the National Cyber and Information Security Agency of the Czech Republic under the auspices of the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic and in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

     

    The Prague 5G Security Conference was founded in 2019 with the aim to raise awareness about the importance of 5G infrastructure in the context of national and international security. The overall overarching aim of the conference in the long-term is to foster international dialogue on the strategic significance of 5G infrastructure and encouraging participants to share best practices, approaches and lessons learned.

     

     

THE PRAGUE 5G SECURITY CONFERENCE LIFECYCLE

2019: DETECT

The aim of the first Prague 5G Security Conference was to raise awareness about the importance of 5G security and to detect both technical and non-technical threats of 5G infrastructure in the context of national security. Key recommendations can be found in the Prague Proposals.

2022: PROTECT

The fourth Prague 5G Security Conference will be held during the upcoming Presidency of the Czech Republic in the Council of the EU and will focus on the protection of supply chain security supply chain in 5G and emerging and disruptive technologies.

2020: RESPOND

The aim of the second Prague 5G Security Conference was to discuss the specific tools that States have adopted to respond to the existing challenges and secure the 5G infrastructure. Key developments can be found in the Prague 5G Repository.

2021: IDENTIFY

The aim of the third Prague 5G Security Conference is to identify the implications of 5G security for the deployment of emerging and disruptive technologies and their impact on national security. Key findings will be summarized in the outcome of the conference.

PRAGUE 5G SECURITY CONFERENCE IN 2021 ​

The Prague 5G Security Conference will be held between 30 November and 1 December 2021 in a virtual form combined together with limited physical participation in Prague, Czech Republic. Please bear in mind that the form of the conference can be changed due to covid-19 restrictions.

 

The main topic of the Prague 5G Security Conference 2021 is “5G Security and Emerging and Disruptive Technologies”. The conference aims once again to gather invited government officials, representatives of international and regional organizations, as well as researchers from universities and think-tanks. The conference will build upon the previous two iterations in 2019 and 2020 and aims to foster and streamline strategic thinking about the critical importance of 5G infrastructure for ongoing and future deployment of emerging and disruptive technologies, including artificial intelligence, quantum-based technologies and internet of things. The conference further aims to promote a risk-based approach considering both technical and non-technical risks; supply chain security, trustworthiness and diversification; and democratic and ethical values in the context 5G infrastructure as an enabler for emerging and disruptive technologies.

 

Like in previous years, the conference will allow the participating states and organizations to exchange their experiences and share their strategic, legislative, methodological and other measures in the field of 5G security and emerging and disruptive technologies.

 

The outcome of this year’s conference will build upon and firmly correspond with the Prague Proposals endorsed in May 2019 and the Prague 5G Repository launched in September 2020.

PRAGUE PROPOSALS

The Prague Proposals were endorsed during the first Prague 5G Security Conference in May 2019. The Prague Proposals is a set of recommendations on both technical and non-technical risks that States should consider when planning, building, launching and operating their 5G infrastructure. As the first document of its kind, the Prague Proposals subsequently served as a blueprint for other nations in their approach to 5G security. The reference to Prague Proposals can also be found in several bilateral agreements and international initiatives that have been adopted from 2019 to 2021, including in the G7 Digital and Technology Ministerial Declaration.

PRAGUE 5G REPOSITORY ​

The Prague 5G Repository was launched during the second Prague 5G Security Conference in September 2020. The Prague 5G Repository is a virtual library dedicated to the exchange of existing approaches, tools, instruments and frameworks in the field of 5G security. The access to the Prague 5G Repository is limited to participating States and organizations. In the case you wish to access the Prague 5G Repository, please contact us at 5gconference@nukib.cz.

CONTACT

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    National Cyber and Information Security Agency of the Czech Republic

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    5Gconference@nukib.cz