Cybersecurity

Graphic illustrating 4G core and edge (State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson)

Get smart: Core vs. edge in 5G networks [infographic]

As 5G mobile is built up, changes in technology affect the security of the new mobile networks. Old 4G frameworks are quickly becoming out-of-date.
Illustration of various digital symbols and terms (© Solarseven/Shutterstock)

5G tech raises global intellectual property concerns

Stealing ideas hurts workers. As more of the economy becomes connected through 5G, it's vital that we have trusted networks to secure ideas.
символика Huawei (© Andy Wong/AP Images)

U.S. warns it won’t share intelligence with compromised partners

The view of the U.S. is that Huawei equipment in any part of 5G networks represents an unacceptable risk to national security.
Three people shaking hands (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Australia, Japan and U.S. work toward maritime security

The three countries announced that they are committed to increasing the presence of maritime law enforcement in the Indo-Pacific region.
Smart city with smart services and icons, internet of things, networks and augmented reality concept (State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson )

Why is America concerned about 5G?

5G technologies will provide the backbone for future economies. That's why it's imperative to protect 5G from untrustworthy companies and countries.
'5G' as a logo superimposed on blurry image of people (© Manu Fernandez/AP Images)

Countries agree on 5G security in Prague

As countries are starting to build 5G ultra-fast telecom networks, they came together in Prague to develop security standards to protect these networks.
Digitized Iranian flag over laptop keyboard (© Aleksandar Malivuk/Shutterstock)

U.S. companies disrupt Iranian disinformation campaign

Hundreds of deceptive Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts falsely claim to be independent news agencies, but are really tied to Iranian state media.
Graphic showing elements of ransomware attack (State Dept.)

U.S. goes after Iranian hackers who attacked city, hospital computers

Two Iranian hackers allegedly extorted $6 million in bitcoin payments by installing ransomware on the computers of big U.S. cities, hospitals and others.
U.S. flag illustration (© iStock)

Making cyberspace safer

The U.S. is working with partners to prevent malicious activity in cyberspace while maintaining the many benefits people expect from the internet.