Addressing 5G National Security Risks Must Include Satellite Security


As the US and its partners try to exploit the benefits of 5G networks for future national security uses, the focus has largely been on security terrestrial networks. But in this analysis, Melissa K. Griffith of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars argues that those worried about 5G security need to aim higher.

What does the security, resilience, and defensibility of satellite systems have to do with the fifth generation of mobile (5G) networks? Far more than you may think.


Satellites will play a key role in determining our collective 5G future.  We cannot adequately assess or address national security concerns associated with 5G networks without also considering the space-based components of these networks.

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