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How Does 5G Impact National Security?
RunSafe Security hosted a 5G Cyber Bash webinar as a part of CyberWeek 2020. Our thought leadership two years ago is still relevant today and will continue to be into the future as we protect 5G devices and networks with our patented cyberhardening technologies.
As industry rolls out 5G technology, there is a lot at stake both economically and from a national security perspective.
Gilman Louie, venture capitalist from Alsop Louie Partners, opened the panel by discussing how much we can learn from the United States’ rollout of 4G LTE which sets the stage for what the implementation of 5G could mean.
Securing the 5G Global Network
One can see that 5G is the information infrastructure of the future, therefore the global network must be secured so open commerce within the western liberal order can operate without disruption from a centrally planned, top-down government more keen to control commerce and conduct surveillance. The rollout also has implications for the US Department of Defense.
DoD’s Response to 5G Security
Lisa Porter, co-founder of LOGIQ and former DUSD of R&E, shared her thoughts on the Department of Defense’s (DoD) response to 5G. She emphasized the DoD’s recognition that they need to accelerate adoption of 5G and embrace the importance of closely partnering with the private sector to do so. She also reiterated the notion that there is no finish line when it comes to the advancement of technology and the DoD’s adoption of zero-trust architecture.
“Trust is vulnerability…we can’t trust anything, so we need to architect solutions that address that,” she shared.
Will There Be a National 5G Network?
We then heard comments from Randy Clarke, vice chair of the National Spectrum Consortium. He discussed the importance of continuing to invest in software solutions, saying “Prototyping makes good policy.”
He discussed why 5G is so critical to the economic drivers of this nation and the world, and therefore vitality of its security because it is mission critical. The discussion closed with the panelists discussing whether or not there will ever be a national 5G network.
Protecting 5G Networks
Our mission at RunSafe aligns with protecting software across interdependent 5G networks so that bad actors cannot exploit vulnerabilities on 5G devices. To learn more about RunSafe and how we harden code to stop hackers from exploiting memory-related vulnerabilities, click here.