As the 5G network continues to roll out across the world, security has become a major concern for both operators and stakeholders. To address these concerns, the GSMA has launched the 5G Cybersecurity Knowledge Base, a comprehensive tool designed to help stakeholders understand and respond to potential 5G cybersecurity threats.
The 5G Cybersecurity Knowledge Base is a collaborative effort between the GSMA, the VDF, and DT, and provides operators with systematic 5G security management methods. It includes a threat map, mitigation strategies and measures for different roles, and standards and best practices.
One of the key features of the 5G Cybersecurity Knowledge Base is its focus on baseline security controls. This includes threat analysis and corresponding security controls, which help stakeholders identify and respond to potential threats.
The knowledge base also analyzes various threats, describes attack methods and their impacts and illustrates the risk mitigation responsibilities of stakeholders such as service providers, mobile network operators, and equipment vendors.
By providing a comprehensive understanding of 5G cybersecurity threats and a set of clear, actionable steps to address them, the 5G Cybersecurity Knowledge Base is a valuable tool for operators and stakeholders.
It helps to ensure that 5G networks are secure and resilient, and provides the industry with a verifiable and manageable approach to cybersecurity.
GSMA has conducted a comprehensive threat analysis involving industry experts from across the eco-system including MNOs, vendors, service providers, and regulators, as well as collecting input from public sources such as 3GPP, ENISA, and NIST, and mapped these threats to appropriate and effective security controls.
The report is from Huawei Uganda’s CSPO, Mr. Kevin.