The Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom organises the first ever 5G Cyber Security Hackathon in Oulu, 29 November to 1 December 2019

Information security now!

The world’s leading cyber security experts come together to find ways to safeguard our future digital society.

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The best cyber security talents around the world will meet in Oulu from 29 November to 1 December 2019. During its current Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Finland has the honour to host the first ever 5G Cyber Security Hackathon at Tellus Innovation Arena at the University of Oulu.

5G technology will be one of the building blocks of our future digital society all over the world. Transition to the 5G technology will be accompanied by a more significant change than any of the previous generations of mobile communications networks. Ensuring cyber security in networks will be crucial for the services provided by the public sector and businesses in the future. Until now, 5G cyber security has not been identified as a global challenge but that is about to change – with Finland leading the way.

5G Cyber Security Hackathon organised by Traficom is expected to attract around 150 top-level cyber security experts around the world. Themes of the hackathon include improving the cyber security in 5G infrastructure and ensuring the information security in digital services used over 5G. Hackathon partners include Ericsson and Nokia, which are leading 5G innovator companies, and the University of Oulu, which has world-class research expertise in radio technologies.

“Cyber security is a key pillar of our digital society. Ensuring cyber security should be a joint effort between equipment manufacturers, technology users and authorities. To be able to grasp emerging opportunities, it is wise to be one of the first to generate expertise and create a common front to improve 5G cyber security. As a national agency, we want to collaborate actively with international technology businesses and leading security professionals to reach our common goal: a reliable and secure digital society,’ says Jarkko Saarimäki, Director of the National Cyber Security Centre Finland at Traficom.

5G Cyber Security Hackathon is organised by the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom in close cooperation with Ultrahack, which takes care of all practical arrangements, and Business Oulu.

Registration for 5G Cyber Security Hackathon is open until 1 November 2019 at www.ultrahack.org/5gcyberhack (External link).

More information about the event:

www.5gcyberhack.fi (External link)

Sauli Pahlman, Head of Department, National Cyber Security Centre Finland at Traficom

Tel. +358 295 390577, sauli.pahlman(at)traficom.fi