• 5Gconference@nukib.cz

Prague Proposals on Cyber Security of Emerging and Disruptive Technologies

The Prague Proposals on Cyber Security of Emerging and Disruptive Technologies (EDTs) were introduced at the Prague 5G Security Conference in 2021. They build on the Prague Proposals 2019 by promoting strategic thinking about security of emerging and disruptive technologies in the context of national security. The purpose of this document is to draw attention to the risk profiles and threat landscape of EDTs and provide guidance which governments should consider when developing, building, deploying, managing, governing, or acquiring current and future EDTs to safeguard their citizens‘ data, rights, freedom and security.

Prague Proposals on Telecommunications Supplier Diversity

The Prague Proposals on Telecommunications Supplier Diversity, also introduced at the Prague 5G Security Conference in 2021, are a set of proposals, which are intended to guide efforts to advance and promote supplier diversity and open and interoperable networks. Open and interoperable telecoms networks support supplier diversity, contributing to supply chain resilience and more secure, transparent, and reliable infrastructure.

Read The Prague Proposals on Telecommunications Supplier Diversity

Prague 5G Conference Opening - online stream for public

Conference Closing Remarks - online stream for public

The Third Prague 5G Security Conference has ended

One of the world’s biggest cybersecurity events has ended.  Due to the pandemic measures, the event, organized by the National Cyber and Information Security Agency (NÚKIB) in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and under the auspices of the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic, was held mainly online and partly at the O2 Universum in Prague. The conference focused on issues related to the security of 5G networks and the so-called Emerging and Disruptive Technologies (EDTs). The two-day event was concluded with a speech by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Jakub Kulhánek and the Director of NUCIB Karel Řehka.

 

„This conference contributed to promoting our common values and supported the building of a safer, freer and more resilient digital society,“ said Foreign Minister Jakub Kulhánek at the end of the conference. According to NÚKIB Director Karel Řehka, disruptive technologies require not only our attention, but above all an approach based on trust and mutual cooperation: „The Czech Republic is ready to continue its international efforts in the field of 5G network and disruptive technologies security and to cooperate closely with its partners, including within the European Union, NATO and other international organizations.“

 

Almost seventy speakers from Europe and around the world presented at the conference. Guests from Israel, Korea, Singapore, Germany, Japan, Australia, Great Britain, USA, Canada, Estonia, Holland, France, India, Lithuania, and the United Arab Emirates accepted the invitation. „Representatives from the public, private, academic and non-profit sectors were present at the conference, which is important. We heard views on the 5G security implications presented by government representatives, international organizations, think tanks, researchers, operators, and subject matter experts from around the world,“ summarized Karel Řehka in his closing remarks.

 

The two-day conference was split into several thematic panels attended remotely by hundreds of international participants. Trustworthiness and resilience of 5G technologies and EDTs was a recurring theme throughout the conference. It is the next generation networks that will become the backbone infrastructure for the digital economy and societies in the future, in addition to ensuring the boom and wider use of disruptive technologies. „It brings about huge benefits and advantages, but at the same time, these things that depend on 5G networks also have a flip side. That is why it is necessary to have people who will deal with these threats, people who will see to it that 5G networks and disruptive technologies serve and do not harm,“ pointed out Miloš Vystrčil, President of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, in his opening speech at the conference.

 

The main part of the conference was traditionally held behind closed doors, with the opening and closing speeches available to the public via online streaming. Speakers at the conference included European Commission Vice-President Věra Jourová, NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană, Australian Home Secretary Karen Andrews and UK Minister of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Julia Lopez.

At the end of the conference, the Prague Proposals on Cyber Security of EDTs were presented. The participating countries agreed on possible principles for a future approach to disruptive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Communication Infrastructure, Big Data Advanced Analytics, Autonomous Systems and Massive Internet of Things. The document mentions, for example, an approach based on consideration of technical and non-technical risks, supply chain security, transparency, trustworthiness and diversification, as well as democratic and ethical values in the context of 5G infrastructure.

 

This year’s conference also resulted in the second set of proposals, the Prague Proposals on Telecommunications Supplier Diversity.

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

  • Contact

    National Cyber and Information Security Agency of the Czech Republic

  • Web

    https://www.nukib.cz/en/

  • Email

    5Gconference@nukib.cz