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Overview of Risks Introduced by 5G Adoption in the United States

5G is the next generation of wireless networks, building upon existing 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) infrastructure and improving the bandwidth, capacity, and reliability of wireless broadband services. It is intended to meet increasing data and communication requirements, including capacity for tens of billions of connected devices that will make up the Internet of Things (IoT), ultra-low latency required for critical near-real time communications, and faster speeds to support emerging technologies. 5G is expected to bring security improvements and a better user experience, but supply chain, deployment, network security, and competition and choice vulnerabilities may affect the security and resilience of 5G networks.

S&T CRISTAL Fact Sheet

To help mitigate the interruption of lifeline supply chains, researchers at a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate Center of Excellence, the Food Protection and Defense Institute (FPDI), are developing new ways of identifying and understanding how and where supply chains are vulnerable to disruptions. As part of this work, research teams are also finding methods to document and assess the components of food supply chains – something that could also help meet goals of the Food Safety Modernization Act.

FPDI has developed an early prototype software tool for supply chain mapping, vulnerability assessments and analysis called Criticality Spatial Analysis (CRISTAL). Through CRISTAL, FPDI aims to develop a new capability to: (1) define and document food critical infrastructure, and (2) assess risk in the global food supply chain.

CISA’s ICT Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force Makes Key Acquisition Recommendation

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and government and industry members of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force gathered in Washington, D.C. today to update members on progress towards the development of an initial recommendation to help industry and government stakeholders more effectively identify and manage risks to global ICT supply chains. 

S&T FPDI Fact Sheet

FPDI defends the safety and security of the food system by conducting research to protect against vulnerabilities in the food supply chain, from farm to table, and to reduce the potential catastrophic attacks on public health and the economy.

S&T FPDI Fact Sheet

FPDI defends the safety and security of the food system by conducting research to protect against vulnerabilities in the food supply chain, from farm to table, and to reduce the potential catastrophic attacks on public health and the economy.

Supply Chain Risks for Information and Communication Technology

U.S. critical infrastructure relies on Information and Communications Technology (ICT)—defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology as “the capture, storage, retrieval, processing, display, representation, presentation, organization, management, security, transfer, and interchange of data and information”—for daily operations and functionality. The Design, Development and Production, Distribution, Acquisition and Deployment, Maintenance, and Disposal phases of the ICT supply chain are susceptible to the malicious or inadvertent introduction of vulnerabilities such as malicious software and hardware; counterfeit components; and poor product designs, manufacturing processes, and maintenance procedures.

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) Task Force

A supply chain is only as strong as its weakest link. The cyber threat from foreign adversaries, hackers, and criminals presents significant and new risks to government and industry. Constant, targeted, and well-funded attacks by malicious actors threaten government and industry alike by way of their contractors, sub-contractors, and suppliers at all tiers of the supply chain.

Supply Chain Risk Management

CISA is committed to working with government and industry partners to ensure that supply chain risk management is an integrated component of its cybersecurity efforts. Through focused supply chain risk management initiatives and industry partnerships, CISA is working to advance the security and resilience of the Nation’s cyber infrastructure.  

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