Telefónica is the only telco which forms part of the decision-making bodies of the European Cyber Security Organisation
Brussels and the cybersecurity industry will earmark up to 1.8 billion euros in research.
TELEFONICA JOINS THE DECISION-MAKING BODIES OF THE EUROPEAN CYBER SECURITY ORGANIZATION AS THE ONLY TELCO
“We have to evolve from isolated security solutions that focus on asset protection, towards solutions that are capable of analyzing information from devices, networks, technology equipment and users, and combine it with external intelligence on vulnerabilities, threats and other agents,” Pedro Pablo Perezpointed out. “Trust between the industry and the public administration of the Member States is essential for the effective implementation of this approach, and in this sense, the role that the cPPP can play is essential.“.
The unstoppable growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the development of new business around it makes a full coordination between all agents in the ICT sector all the more necessary, as well as the creation of an open cybersecurity technology standard in order to end the threat posed by the current fragmentation of security systems. This is precisely one of the conclusions of the report “Scope, scale and risk like never before: Securing the Internet of Things” recently presented by Telefonica, which also shows that the development of vulnerable cybersecurity solutions could compromise the security of critical infrastructures.
Over the years, Telefonica has been engaged in the development of specifications and technological standards on cybersecurity, such as the development of the biometric standard SC37, and in several initiatives in this field within the European Commission’s H2020 program (Horizon 2020). The company has also been involved in other cybersecurity projects within bodies such as the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force), ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute), ITU (International Telecommunication Union) and the GSMA (GSM Association). Moreover, it encourages the development of cybersecurity technologies, not only through ElevenPaths, but also through Telefonica Open Future with investments and the promotion of many start-ups working in this sector.
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