Thank you, workshop attendees!
Approximately 81 participants from outside NIST attended, representing government, industry, and academia. The workshop included a keynote talk from Lisa Friedersdorf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and technical talks themed on “Current measurements and gaps for 5G hardware”, “Innovation in measurement strategies to secure the 5G supply chain”, and “Potential adoption paths for measurements in 5G hardware security”. Attendees participated in breakout sessions with guided discussions to answer questions related to the session themes. The project team has released a report with recommendations: 5G Hardware Supply Chain Security Through Physical Measurements (nist.gov)
The National Institute of Standards and Technology will host a virtual workshop on measurement-based approaches for authenticating 5G hardware. The workshop will assess the state-of-the-art, identify unmet needs, and explore industry-led adoption paths. Attendee's input will inform national policy and strategic planning, guide new discretionary research, and foster interagency and industrial partnerships. The findings will be summarized in a NIST Special Report tentatively planned for public release in August.
Awareness of new and emerging measurement tools
Representation to develop shared strategies for measurement standards
Identification of pilot use cases
Participate in a neutral forum to discuss industry-government needs and partnerships
Engage through technical talks and breakout sessions