Industry collaborators announced for 5G security project

Thursday, 19 November, 2020

Industry collaborators announced for 5G security project

The US National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has announced the technology providers and industry experts who have been invited to collaborate on the 5G Cybersecurity Project.

The collaborating companies are AMI, AT&T, CableLabs, Cisco, Dell, Intel, Keysight, MiTAC, Nokia, Palo Alto Networks and T-Mobile.

“We are pleased to announce that we have taken a major step forward with selection of our technology collaborators for the 5G Cybersecurity Project,” said Jeff Greene, Director of the NCCoE.

“5G is coming and will touch every corner of our lives. As we make the leap from 4G to 5G, there is a lot of work to be done by everyone — government, industry and academia — to ensure this transition is a safe one.

“It is an exciting time, and with the team on board, we can make good on our promise to, as the title states, enable 5G cybersecurity capabilities as part of the deployment plan.”

The collaborators will work with the NCCoE 5G team to identify several use case scenarios and demonstrate how the components of the 5G architecture can provide security capabilities to mitigate identified risks and meet industry sectors’ compliance requirements.

The project will result in a publicly available NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide in the Special Publication 1800 series, a detailed description of the practical steps needed to implement a cybersecurity reference design.

Each of these organisations responded to a notice in the Federal Register to submit capabilities that aligned with desired solution characteristics for the project.

The accepted collaborators were extended a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement, enabling them to participate in a consortium in which they will contribute expertise and hardware or software to help refine a reference design and build example standards-based solutions.

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