New ATIS Technical Report Advances 5G Security

WASHINGTON — March 16, 2017 —  ATIS today announced release of a new Technical Report 5G Security Requirements (ATIS 1000077), which contains recommendations to advance incorporation of the concept of security by design into the very fabric of the upcoming 5G network. The standard is a product of ATIS’ work with the FCC’s Technological Advisory Council (TAC) 5G Cybersecurity Working Group.

This TAC Working Group established the 5G Subcommittee to study what tools and security controls should be built into 5G design specification in order to make 5G networks and devices sufficiently secure from the onset. The Subcommittee developed a document proposing security recommendations, which was subsequently sent to ATIS for technical evaluation. This new ATIS Technical Report is the result of the technical analysis and further input to the initial 5G Subcommittee document and recommendations. It will be used to provide input to the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) to advance their work on 5G standards.

“This new ATIS analysis validates, refines, and enhances the TAC’s initial recommendation to develop 5G service and architecture security requirements with broad support among service providers and suppliers,” said ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller. “It is one of the many deliverables ATIS is contributing to shape the future of the 5G network — and advance North American requirements at the global level.”

With publication of this new ATIS report, ATIS and the 5G Subcommittee are continuing their collaboration to identify specific security requirements to submit as Change Requests to 3GPP. Access 5G Security Requirements (ATIS 1000077), in the ATIS Document Center, your leading resource for technical operations standards for the global ICT industry that are produced by ATIS Committees and Forums.


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