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Date Published: April 2020
Michael Bartock (NIST), Jeffrey Cichonski (NIST), Murugiah Souppaya (NIST)
Cellular networks will be transitioning from 4G to 5G, and 5G networks will provide increased cybersecurity protections. This project will identify several 5G use case scenarios and demonstrate for each one how to strengthen the 5G architecture components to mitigate identified risks and meet industry sectors’ compliance requirements. The project will demonstrate how commercial and open source products can leverage cybersecurity standards and recommended practices for each of the 5G use case scenarios, as well as showcase how 5G security features can be utilized. A phased approach will be employed to align with the development pace of 5G technology and availability of commercial 5G technology.
This iterative approach will provide the flexibility to add to the project as the phases evolve to take advantage of newly introduced security capabilities. This project will result in a freely available NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide.
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