GovernmentCIO: CISA Takes on Security Challenges with 5G

“As federal agencies prepare their infrastructure for anticipated 5G capabilities, these modernization efforts elicit the need for enhanced security. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is uniquely positioned to address these needs.

The Federal Mobility Group (FMG), led by Department of Justice CISO Nick Ward, is heading up secure adoption of 5G technology throughout the federal register. The group released a white paper in November 2020, the Framework to Conduct 5G Testing, to address potential security concerns and challenges with 5G and the 5G supply chain…”

“Serena Reynolds, a member of the group and the 5G Program Lead at CISA, said CISA’s plan to secure 5G dovetails with the FMG’s framework.

‘CISA released our 5G Strategy … and that’s really based on three areas: risk management, risk characterization and working with industry through a group called the enduring security framework, and technical assistance, [which is] walking through scenarios like network security standards, supply chain, and really dig deep [to] look at threat, risk, mitigation,’ she told GovernmentCIO Media & Research in an interview. ‘It was really great to have industry in the room to validate what we were hearing from the federal world.’

Reynolds said a lot of countries adopting 5G struggle with resilience, something CISA hopes to tackle. CISA is working on expanding awareness about the 5G supply chain and ICT supply chain and the inherent security risks…” Read the full article here.

Source: CISA Takes on Security Challenges with 5G – By Kate Macri, February 22, 2021. GovernmentCIO.

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