The White House released its National Strategy to Secure 5G of the United States to formally frame how the nation will safeguard its 5G infrastructure.
The 7-page policy document sets forth the president’s “vision for America to lead the development, deployment, and management of secure and reliable 5G communications infrastructure worldwide, arm-in-arm with [its] closest partners and allies.”
This National Strategy to Secure 5G will fulfill the goals of the National Cyber Strategy
with four lines of effort: (1) facilitating the rollout of 5G domestically; (2) assessing the
cybersecurity risks to and identifying core security principles of 5G capabilities and
infrastructure; (3) addressing risks to United States economic and national security
during development and deployment of 5G infrastructure worldwide; and (4) promoting
responsible global development and deployment of secure and reliable 5G
Its release marks President Trump’s initial move to meet the requirements laid out in the Secure 5G and Beyond Act. The new law directs the president to produce a strategy “to ensure security of next generation wireless communications systems and infrastructure,” within 180 days of its enactment.
The strategy is available here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/National-Strategy-5G-Final.pdf EDIT: The strategy is archived and is now available here [PDF]: https://trumpwhitehouse.archives.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/National-Strategy-5G-Final.pdf
Marin Ivezic is a Cybersecurity & Privacy Partner in PwC Canada focused on risks of emerging technologies.