Today, the National Security Agency (NSA) and CISA published 5G Network Slicing: Security Considerations for Design, Deployment, and Maintenance. This guidance—created by the Enduring Security Framework (ESF), a public-private cross-sector working group led by the NSA and CISA—presents recommendations to address some identified threats to 5G standalone network slicing, and provides industry recognized practices for the design, deployment, operation, and maintenance of a hardened 5G standalone network slice(s). This guidance builds upon the 2022 ESF guidance Potential Threats to 5G Network Slicing.
CISA encourages 5G providers, integrators, and network operators to review this guidance and implement the recommended actions. For additional 5G guidance, visit CISA.gov/5G-library.