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Finland hosts world’s first open 5G cybersecurity hackathon

Finland hosts world’s first open 5G cybersecurity hackathon

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top hackers from all over the world gathered to Oulu, Finland to test their skills against 5G and cybersecurity

Hackers from all over the world gathered in Oulu, Finland, to test their skills in the area of 5G and cybersecurity.

Oulu, located near the Arctic Circle, is known as a global 5G and 6G hotspot and is home to the research and development of top-tier cybersecurity.

The world’s first open 5G Cybersecurity Hackathon gathered 70 cybersecurity specialists from 15 different countries to compete in challenges set by Ericsson, Nokia and Oulu University. The hackathon was arranged by the National Cybersecurity Centre Finland from Finnish Transport and Communications Agency, Traficom.

Jarkko Saarimäki, Director of the National Cybersecurity Centre Finland at Traficom, said: “Cybersecurity is a key pillar of our digital society. Ensuring cybersecurity 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 cybersecurity. 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.”

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