20 May 2020

NIST Wants Help Demonstrating Security Compliance in 5G

According to a recent announcement, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking organizations to participate in a collaborative effort to implement cybersecurity standards into 5G networking technology, aiming to eventually create a publication that outlines best practices. The NIST plans on publishing a notice later today, stating

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15 May 2020

DHS Warns that Conspiracy Theories Are Inciting Attacks Against Communications Infrastructure

The Department of Homeland Security has issued an intelligence alert highlight the threat to communication infrastructures posed by conspiracy theories linking 5G technology to Covid-19. The alert highlights that DHS expects the attacks to increase as the disease spreads to include attacks against telecommunication industry workers.

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16 Apr 2020

Considerations Regarding America’s Latest 5G Strategy

At the end of March, the White House quietly released its National Strategy to Secure 5G, outlining the Trump Administration’s approach to securing fifth generation communications infrastructure at home and abroad. It was published concurrently with the president’s signing of the Secure 5G and Beyond Act, signaling alignment from the executive and legislative branches to advance American leadership in this space. Although officials note that the subsequent implementation plan will be much more detailed, it’s worth taking a closer look at the strategy’s main thrusts. In this article, I recap the strategy’s four lines of effort and offer additional considerations for decision-makers.

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26 Mar 2020

White House Releases National Strategy for 5G Security

This week, the White House released a 7-page policy document that outlines its national strategy for a secure 5G network across the United States, outlining how the nation will efficiently safeguard the new wireless infrastructure domestically and internationally. The document also sets forth the US’s vision for how the technology

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19 Mar 2020

Pentagon Seeks Pitches for 5G-Enabled Virtual Reality Projects

The Defense Department revealed that it is collaborating with the National Spectrum Consortium on a project to test applications of 5G wireless technology at several military bases across the US, In December, the agency outlined its goals to publish four separate requests for prototype proposals (RPP) that the consortium’s 300

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16 Mar 2020

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Verizon Unveil Partnership to Advance 5G

The Energy Department’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Washington State is planning to expand its adoption of 5G through a new partnership with Verizon. Pacific Northwest Laboratory focuses primarily on advanced mobile communications research and development and will be the first lab to experiment with 5G on-site according to a

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19 Feb 2020

VA Reveals Industry Partners for First 5G-Enabled Hospital

On Tuesday, the Veteran Affairs Department announced the companies they will partner with on their first 5G enabled hospital. The three companies are Verizon, Microsoft, and Medivis. Verizon will supply the agency with the fifth-generation wireless service through a new public-private partnership named Project Convergence while Microsoft and Medivis will

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14 Feb 2020

US charges Huawei with racketeering and conspiracy to steal trade secrets

Yesterday, the US Department of Justice has updated its previous charges against Chinese telecommunications provider Huawei to include racketeering and conspiracy to steal trade secrets. The charges were originally filed in January of 2019. The new charges announced yesterday represent an escalation in the legal battle between the United States

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07 Feb 2020

Veterans Affairs Launches Its First 5G-Enabled Hospital

The Veteran Affairs Department will soon operate one of the first 5G enabled hospitals in the world. The health care facility is currently located in Palo Alto, California, and plans to launch 5G capabilities at the location were unveiled by the VA Secretary earlier this week. The VA aims to

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31 Jan 2020

Britain Gives Huawei Green Light For Limited Role In 5G Network

Britain has announced that it will allow Huawei to operate its 5G networks within the country, however, with limited capacity. The UK has received several warnings from the US to ban Huawei from operating within the country amid national security fears. Huawei will be restricted from supplying equipment to certain

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