EU telecoms suffered 169 major security incidents in 2017

ENISA, EU’s agency for network and information security, has released a report on major telecom security incidents that occurred in the EU in 2017. Electronic communication providers in the EU have to report significant security incidents to the national telecom regulatory authorities (NRAs) in 28 EU Member States, Norway and Switzerland.

Every year, the NRAs report summaries about the most significant incidents, based on a set of agreed thresholds. ENISA’s report gives an aggregated overview of these summaries. There have been 169 major telecom security incidents in 2017, with human errors being the root cause category involving most users affected per incident (around 1.2 million user connections on average).

Read more about the findings of the new ENISA report on Help Net Security.