5G Security Domains
The Defense Department is developing a secure 5G mobile telecommunication network strategy, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment said during a Pentagon news conference
Why This Is Important
1 A 5G network would be 100 times faster than current networks.
2 A 5G network would be more resilient and less susceptible to attacks.
3 A 5G network would dramatically improve military communication and situational awareness.
The department is particularly interested in small- to medium-sized companies that are incubators of innovations. Many of these companies do not have the resources to stand up robust cybersecurity safeguards. DOD will work with these companies by offering them a secure cloud environment in which to work.
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UK launches 5G security inquiry
The Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy is to probe the UK government’s approach to telecoms technology as a national security issue
The committee noted the government’s 2015 National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), which emphasised the need to seize opportunities, harness innovation and work with industry to ensure the UK has the capabilities and equipment it needs, under its Promote our Prosperity objective. The strategy blueprint also highlighted the role of technology as one of four main challenges that will likely drive the UK’s national security posture in the next few years.
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The German government said it will discuss security concerns with key European partners and government officials in the U.S.
Germany expects to define its own security standards for the deployment of 5G infrastructure, international press reported Chancellor Angela Merkel as saying.
Merkel said that the German government was focused on providing guarantees for the security of digital networks, including the 5G mobile infrastructure.
“Security, particularly when it comes to the expansion of the 5G network, but also elsewhere in the digital area, is a very important concern for the German government, so we are defining our standards for ourselves,” Merkel said.
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