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Huawei 5G Security White Paper

As mobile broadband begins to reach every corner of the world, people's desire to unfold the blueprint of the coming fully connected world is increasing. To meet the increasing requirements for new experiences and applications, 5G scenarios need to be enhanced and expanded. Huawei proposes the 5.5G industry vision and defines three new scenarios that enhance the three standard 5G scenarios. This allows the evolution from supporting Internet of Everything (IoE) to realizing intelligent connection of everything, and creates new value for social development and industry upgrade.

The industry is working together to address new security risks faced by 5G architectures, technologies, and services, and address potential security challenges through unified 5G security standards, common 5G security concepts, and an agreed 5G security framework. 5G is becoming a reality and the lifecycle for 5G is going to be lasting for a while. Based on successful experience for 4G security, controlling 5G security risks is achieved through joint efforts of all industries. To control risks in the 5G lifecycle, we need to continuously enhance security solution capabilities through technological innovation and build secure systems and networks through standards and ecosystem cooperation.

Huawei calls on the industry to work together to share responsibilities, unify standards, formulate clear regulatory measures, and build a secure, reliable, open, and transparent 5G security ecosystem that benefits everyone and is widely recognized by stakeholders.

Huawei releases the 5G Security White Paper. It describes 5G security standards, Huawei's 5G security system, and the joint efforts of stakeholders.

This 5G security white paper focuses on the following:

  • Why is 5G secure? How do experts from industry and standards organizations ensure that 5G security risks can be effectively managed in terms of security protocols and standards as well as security assurance mechanisms?
  • Why are Huawei 5G products secure? What technical and management measures has Huawei adopted to ensure cyber security of Huawei equipment?
  • How to ensure 5G cyber security, including Huawei's support for cyber resilience and recommendations on how to deploy and operate 5G networks in a secure manner.
  • How to ensure 5G operations comply with national security regulations, including suggestions for regulators in developing laws and regulations and implementing regulatory policies.
  • How to continuously improve the 5G security level from the perspectives of different stakeholders in order to address future challenges. It is recommended that stakeholders work together using their expertise to build a 5G security system, continuously improve 5G security, and ensure that 5G security risks are controllable.
  • Unified, authoritative, and continuously evolving standards, such as the Network Equipment Security Assurance Scheme (NESAS) jointly defined by the GSMA and 3GPP, are required in the assessment of 5G cyber security to promote continuous improvement of 5G security in the mobile industry.

HUAWEI 5G Security White Paper (2021.11)