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ATIS Analysis Helps Industry Progress Zero Trust Architecture in 5G Systems

ATIS Analysis Helps Industry Progress Zero Trust Architecture in 5G Systems

ATIS today announced publication of Enhanced Zero Trust and 5G, a white paper that offers actionable recommendations that industry standards bodies can use in the development of Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) for 5G networks. The recommendations are based upon best security practices and U.S. government guidance, including that of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and 3GPP.

Zero Trust is the concept that no digital system or human user, whether external or internal, can be trusted, regardless of ownership and location. ZTA is a plan to implement zero trust in a digital system or network of digital systems. As critical infrastructure, it is essential that 5G networks strive toward the goal of ZTA for the data, control and management planes in the 5G System, including RAN and Core. This new ATIS analysis identifies 12 use cases for Zero Trust in 5G and twelve ZTA security control groups that can be implemented to provide protection from external and internal threats.

“Organizations such as 3GPP and O-RAN Alliance will benefit from the forefront work ATIS has completed as critical requirements to help deliver ZTA in 5G are developed,” said ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller.

Access Enhanced Zero Trust and 5G.

Marcella Wolfe, Manager – Public Relations and Marketing Communications, ATIS