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CISA, DOD Spearhead 5G Security Assessment Method Development; Vincent Sritapan Quoted

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The departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Defense (DOD) have drafted a five-step framework meant to help agencies determine a security baseline for 5G technology projects, Federal News Network reported Thursday.

DHS’ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) worked with DOD to create the guide for defining federal use cases of newer wireless communications equipment, identifying an assessment boundary and security requirements, aligning the conditions with federal assessment and authorization policies, and assessing any policy gap.

Vincent Sritapan, who leads new services innovation in CISA’s Cybersecurity Quality Services Management Office, said at a Palo Alto Networks-hosted event that the partnership seeks to address “the need to assess 5G technologies and incorporate it into our operational environment.”

He added that the 5G security evaluation methodology also covers mobile telecommunication protocols such as standards from the 3rd Generation Partnership Project.

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