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The Fifth Generation of wireless technology, or 5G, will enable new innovation, new markets, and economic growth around the world. Tens of billions of new devices will be connected to the Internet through 5G technology. These connections will empower a vast array of new and enhanced critical services, from autonomous vehicles and telemedicine, to automated manufacturing and advances to traditional critical infrastructure, such as smart grid electricity distribution. Given 5G’s scope, the stakes for safeguarding these vital networks could not be higher. CISA is leading risk mitigation efforts across the federal government and is committed to working with government and industry partners to ensure the security and integrity of 5G technology in our nation.

News Release: S&T Announces Four SBIR Awards to Secure Mobile Device Firmware

Four small technology firms were awarded Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contracts by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) to create solutions that will automate analysis of mobile technology firmware at scale and identify vulnerabilities and prepositioned cyber-threats.

News Release: S&T Pilot Project Helps Secure First Responder Apps From Cyberattacks

A pilot project by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) resulted in the successful remediation of potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities in mobile applications (apps) used by the nation’s public-safety professionals, supporting the creation of an on-going mobile app-testing program.

S&T Securing Mobile Applications for First Responders

The Securing Mobile Applications for First Responders report describes a mobile application (app) pilot testing program designed to serve a public safety purpose. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International, and Kryptowire LLC, an S&T performer, collaborated to identify security vulnerabilities and privacy issues important for public safety users and to recruit app developers to participate in testing and evaluation. This report describes findings from the testing, feedback from the developers who participated in the pilot, technical and program-level lessons learned, and recommended next steps. 

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