Potential Threat Vectors to 5G Infrastructure


CISA, in coordination with the National Security Agency, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, as part of the Enduring Security Framework (ESF)—a cross-sector, public-private working group—released a Potential Threat Vectors to 5G Infrastructure paper. This paper identifies and assesses risks and vulnerabilities introduced by 5G.

The ESF 5G Threat Model Working Panel, a subgroup within the ESF, examined three major threat vectors in 5G­—standards, the supply chain, and threats to systems architecture—to develop a summary and technical review of types of threats posed by 5G adoption in the United States and sample scenarios of 5G risks.

Please note, this paper represents the beginning of the ESF’s research and not the culmination of it. It is not an exhaustive risk summary or technical review of attack methodologies and includes public and private research and analysis.

Return to CISA’s 5G.

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