The National Security Agency (NSA), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) have issued recommendations regarding the security risks and mitigation strategies associated with 5G network slicing.
According to the document, a network slice is an end-to-end logical network that offers particular network capabilities and characteristics to fit a user’s needs. Users are authenticated for a network area only, but the network slice can run on the same physical network as other slices.
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Network slicing, which affects all of the network’s physical components, including computing, storage, and infrastructure, enables component virtualization and data and security isolation by limiting user authentication to particular network segments.
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