Press Release: Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation Joins 5G Security Test Bed as Administrator

The 5G Security Test Bed today announced the Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation (VT-ARC) as the new Test Bed Administrator. Located in a secure lab facility on its campus in Arlington, Va., the Test Bed will leverage VT-ARC’s expertise in wireless security to test 5G security recommendations across real-world conditions using commercial-grade equipment and facilities.

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Press Release: CTIA Announces Expansion of 5G Security Test Bed with Addition of Syniverse

The 5G Security Test Bed has added Syniverse as its latest member. In partnership with the Test Bed, Syniverse will leverage more than three decades of experience and expertise in roaming signaling and interoperability with other trusted mobile network operators and vendors.

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5G mTLS Test One-Pager

Provides a high-level overview of the 5G Security Test Bed’s execution and results of several tests, which confirmed that mutual transport layer security can serve as a foundational component of Zero Trust, layering in additional protections for data traveling between each component within the network—on top of the security features that already protect data entering and exiting the network as a whole. This is great news for consumers—mTLS is already being deployed, and implementation will continue to grow as the U.S. wireless industry upgrades its 5G networks from non-standalone to standalone nationwide.

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5G mTLS Test Highlights: mTLS Is a Powerful Zero Trust Enabler for 5G Networks

Provides a high-level overview of the 5G Security Test Bed’s technical report on the implementation of mutual transport layer security (mTLS) on 5G networks. The tests confirmed that mTLS can serve as a foundational component of Zero Trust, layering in additional protections for data traveling between each component within the network—on top of the security features that already protect data entering and exiting the network as a whole.

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5G mTLS Test Report: Test Bed Confirms mTLS Is a Powerful Zero Trust Enabler for 5G Networks

The 5G Security Test Bed designed and conducted five tests to verify recommendations from the FCC’s CSRIC advisory committee and other sources around the use of mutual transport layer security (mTLS) on the Service-Based Interface (SBI) between the 5G network functions (NFs). All five tests were successful, confirming that mTLS can be used for the encryption of data and the mutual authentication of 5G network functions that exchange data across the SBI, enabling Zero Trust in a 5G environment. This is great news for consumers—mTLS is already being deployed, and implementation will continue to grow as the U.S. wireless industry upgrades its 5G networks from NSA to SA nationwide.

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5G Standalone Test Report One-Pager

Provides a high-level overview of the 5G Security Test Bed’s execution and results of several tests, which confirm that the implementation of optional 3GPP protections, as recommended by the FCC’s CSRIC advisory committee, improves network security. The U.S. wireless industry already voluntarily adopts 3GPP’s optional standards to its 5G standalone networks, providing users with the most advanced network protections available.

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5G SA Test Highlights Report: Standalone Network Features Enhance User Data Security

A condensed version of the Test Bed’s full technical report on 5G standalone network security features, this document highlights the key findings; background on the security measures tested; and the Test Bed’s next steps. The test results successfully verified that implementation of optional  3GPP standards, including advanced encryption methods, significantly strengthens 5G network security. The U.S. wireless industry already voluntarily adopts 3GPP’s optional standards to its 5G standalone networks, providing users with the most advanced network protections available.

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5G SA Network Test Report: Test Bed Confirms Implementation of 5G Standalone Network Features Improves User Data Security

The 5G Security Test Bed executed several tests to confirm that the implementation of optional 3GPP protections, as recommended by the FCC’s CSRIC advisory committee, would improve 5G standalone network security. The test results successfully verified that implementation of these optional standards—including SUCI encryption, NEA2 algorithms, IPsec tunnels, and PDCP layer protection—significantly strengthens 5G network security. The U.S. wireless industry already voluntarily adopts 3GPP’s optional standards to its 5G standalone networks, ensuring user information is protected.

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Securing 5G: Network Slicing Phase 1 Test Report

Details the results from the 5G Security Test Bed’s tests of 3 use cases assessing network slicing on 5G standalone networks. The tests confirmed that implementation of 5G standards body 3GPP’s Technical Specifications, along with select measures recommended by the FCC’s Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC), can improve user security, and that layering additional encryption tools can further improve security without compromising data on 5G standalone networks.

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5G Security Test Bed Network Slicing Phase 1 Report Highlights

A condensed version of the 5G Security Test Bed’s full technical report covering its initial tests on network slicing in 5G standalone networks, this document highlights the key findings; background on network slicing and the security measures tested; and the Test Bed’s next steps.

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One-Pager: 5G Security Test Bed Network Slicing Phase 1 Tests

Provides a high-level overview of the 5G Security Test Bed’s initial tests on network slicing in 5G standalone networks. Specifically, the Test Bed tested recommendations made by 5G standards body 3GPP, along with select measures recommended by the FCC’s Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC), to show that these measures can improve user security.

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5G STB Technical Report – Securing 5G: Test Results Based on CSRIC VII NSA Recommendations

Details the results from the 5G STB’s first round of testing, which evaluated 3 use cases assessing IPsec tunnel encryption and TLS security protocols on 5G non-standalone networks. The tests validated that when these recommendations are implemented, data from consumers, governments, and enterprises is more secure and not subject to tampering.

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5G STB Inaugural Report Highlights – Securing 5G: 5G Security Test Bed Proves Encryption Technology Improves Network Security

A condensed version of the 5G STB’s full technical report covering its initial 5G NSA tests, this document highlights the 5G STB’s key findings; background on the 5G STB, CSRIC, and the IPsec tunnel and TLS security protocols the 5G STB tested; and next steps for the 5G STB.

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5G Security Test Bed Inaugural Report – One-Pager

Provides a high-level overview of the 5G STB’s inaugural tests on 5G non-standalone networks, or those initial 5G networks built on top of 4G networks and technology. Specifically, the 5G STB tested encryption recommendations made by the FCC’s Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC).

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5G Security Test Bed Webinar

During this informational webinar, founding members discussed the 5G Security Test Bed, its use cases, configuration, and memership opportunities.

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5G Security Test Bed Information Sheet

This information sheet summarizes the 5G Security Test Bed, its value, the way it works, its testing approach, its partners across industry, government, and academia, and how to become a member.

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Press Release: CTIA Launches 5G Security Test Bed for Commercial 5G Networks

This press release announces the launch of the 5G Security Test Bed and includes quotes from its founding members: AT&T, Ericsson, T-Mobile, UScellular, CTIA, MITRE, and the University of Maryland.

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