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CISA Unveils 5G Strategy; Christopher Krebs Quoted

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Christopher Krebs
Christopher Krebs Director CISA

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has issued a new strategy to ensure the resilience and security of the country’s 5G infrastructure. CISA’s 5G Strategy has five strategic initiatives that support the four lines of effort of the National Strategy to Secure 5G, the agency said Monday.

These initiatives are supporting 5G policy and standards development by emphasizing security and resiliency; expanding situational awareness of 5G supply chain risks and promoting security measures; partnering with stakeholders to secure and strengthen existing infrastructure to support future 5G deployments; encouraging innovation in the 5G marketplace to promote trusted 5G vendors; and analyzing potential 5G use cases and sharing information on risk management strategies.

“The promise of 5G is undeniable, but with 5G technology posed to underpin a wide range of critical infrastructure functions, it’s vital that we manage these risks adequately and promote a trusted ecosystem of 5G componentry,” said CISA Director and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner Christopher Krebs. “CISA is committed to working with partners to build a resilient 5G infrastructure, and this strategy identifies a roadmap of how we will bring stakeholders together to achieve this.”

Each initiative seeks to address physical security concerns, supply chain vulnerabilities and other critical risks to secure 5G deployment. The document also outlines specific responsibilities and measures within each strategic initiative to ensure a resilient and secure 5G infrastructure.

CISA also announced the release of an infographic to inform stakeholders on 5G-related risks and challenges.

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