Nokia has been selected to lend its 5G technology and expertise to a US federal project led by the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE).
The NCCoE is part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a collaborative hub where industry organisations, government agencies, and academic institutions work together to address businesses’ most pressing cybersecurity issues.
NCCoE’s latest project explores how the latest generation mobile network can provide enhanced security capabilities.
5G’s inherent security features, as defined in 3GPP standards, will be used to demonstrate how various industry sectors can mitigate risks and meet compliance requirements.
Raghav Sahgal, President of Cloud and Network Services at Nokia, said:
“Previous cellular technology generations have been industry-led whereas 5G development must evolve in collaboration with governments to ensure availability and access of secure trusted networks.
The 5G Cybersecurity Project fills this role with a cross-section of government and industry collaborators on board.
At Nokia, we embed security into every solution that we ship, and we are committed to enabling the secure shift to the cloud by working with government agencies and the industry to advance cybersecurity for 5G use cases that leverage both open and commercial components.”
NCCoE’s cybersecurity project will have no shortage of expertise on-hand to make it a success.
Bell Labs, the renowned Nokia subsidiary responsible for inventing many of the foundational technologies that underpin information and communications networks, will also be lending its groundbreaking innovations.
Kevin Stine, Chief of the Applied Cybersecurity Division at NIST, commented:
“5G will touch every aspect of our lives and security must be integrated upfront rather than an add-on element of 5G networks.
We’re looking forward to working with our project collaborators such as Nokia to show 5G’s advanced standards-based security features as well an architecture that leverages foundational security capabilities available in cloud technologies.”
Nokia will supply software, 5G RAN and core solutions, and IP-Backhaul for the cybersecurity project.
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