Security challenges are commonly cited as an area of concern when discussing the shift of mobile networks to disaggregated or “open” architectures. While generic security risks exist regardless of the underlying network architecture, 5G and Open RAN will enable new capabilities that can improve security by allowing operators the ability to monitor, detect, prevent, and respond to threats quickly.
Please join the Open RAN Policy Coalition for a virtual discussion about the role of Open RAN Security in 5G, presented by the AT&T Policy Forum. We will address questions including:
- What are the security implications of Open RAN, and what tools are enabled by Open RAN that allow operators to identify and respond quickly to security threats?
- How can innovation and supplier diversity in an open ecosystem encourage diverse security solutions to address potential threats and mitigate risk?
- What role do the standards-setting organizations play in 5G security and Open RAN, and how does their work enable technology providers and network operators to align on security requirements?
- Where do we see the greatest progress and potential on real-world deployments of Open RAN solutions today?
- What should policymakers consider when working together with the private sector to ensure security for 5G and beyond?
The event will feature a keynote speech by Andre Fuetsch, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, AT&T Services, Inc, followed by a fireside chat with Amit Mital, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director at National Security Council, The White House, and Diane Rinaldo, Executive Director, Open RAN Policy Coalition.
The event will conclude with a panel discussion featuring:
- Monica Paolini, Founder and Principal, Senza Fili (Moderator)
- Jeff Edlund, CTO, Communications and Technology Group, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
- Douglas Gardner, Chief Technologist in the CTO Office Security Center of Excellence, Analog Devices, Inc.
- Mark D. Gray, Principal Software Engineer, Microsoft Azure for Operators
CTO, Communications Technology Group, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, AT&T Services
Chief Technologist in the CTO Office Security Center of Excellence, Analog Devices, Inc.
Mark D. Gray
Principal Software Engineer, Microsoft Azure for Operators
Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director at National Security Council, The White House
Monica Paolini, PhD
Founder and President, Senza Fili
Executive Director, Open RAN Policy Coalition