Nokia (NYSE: NOK) reported its selection as a technology provider and collaborator by the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence 5G Cybersecurity Project. Nokia plans to work with the NCCoE and other vendors which include members of government and industry to ensure that the transition from 4G to 5G networks is secure.
Nokia was chosen due to its global success in the 5G networks industry which include software, hardware, mobile network security and 5G RAN expertise to refine a reference design and build use on standard based solutions. The 5G Cybersecurity Project will help identify cases of 5G use and demonstrate how the components in the 5G architecture can utilize security capabilities to mitigate risks and meet compliance requirements in select industries. Kevin Stine, Chief of the Applied Cybersecurity Division at NIST, said: “5G will touch every aspect of our lives and security must be integrated up front 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.”
Raghav Sahgal, President, 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.”