5G Cybersecurity Project Moves Forward
The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has invited technology providers and industry experts AMI, AT&T, CableLabs, Cisco, Dell Inc., Intel, Keysight, MiTAC, Nokia, Palo Alto Networks, and T-Mobile.to collaborate on the 5G Cybersecurity Project.
Jeff Greene, director of the NCCoE said, “We are pleased to announce that we have taken a major step forward with selection of our technology collaborators for the 5G Cybersecurity Project. They are all leaders in their field, and we are proud to work alongside them on this groundbreaking initiative. 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. The potential of 5G is vast, from delivering faster videos on your phone to making driverless cars a safe reality. 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.”
These collaborators will work with the NCCoE 5G team to identify several 5G 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. This project will result in a publicly available NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide in the Special Publication 1800 series, a detailed guide describing the practical steps needed to implement a cybersecurity reference design.
Each of these organizations 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.