The International Symposium on Advanced Radio Technologies™ (ISART™) is a US government-sponsored conference that brings together government, academia, and industry leaders for the purpose of collaborating on groundbreaking developments and applications of advanced radio technologies.

ISART 2020
5G Spectrum and a Zero-Trust Network

August 10–13, 2020 • Fully virtual!
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“There is no such thing as a secure system - we can work to make things more secure, be more mindful of vulnerabilities, but ultimately, we must effectively use networks in which we have ‘zero trust.’”
Dr. Lisa Porter at Silicon Flatirons "Saving Our Spectrum" Conference, October 10, 2019

Future wireless systems (5G and beyond) will offer major economic benefit to countries and companies that can deploy those networks and services reliably, quickly, and securely.  Spectrum — the foundation for much of 5G — presents unique security challenges, in addition to a multitude of technical, economic, regulatory, and political challenges.  While spectrum security historically focused on jamming, spoofing, and interference, the time has come for governments, industry, and academia to re-examine what spectrum security means.

The 2020 International Symposium on Advanced Radio Technology (ISART) focused on what a “zero-trust” network environment means from a 5G spectrum perspective. Tutorials, panel discussions, and presentations identified challenges for spectrum to be available, reliable, assured, and secure in a no-trust environment; explored potential technical solutions; and identified research areas that facilitate securing spectrum for rapid adoption of assured 5G networks. ISART 2020 featured speakers from the U.S. government, including DoD; international guests involved in 5G developments in their countries; academics; and industry participants including equipment manufacturers and service providers, providing a broad range of perspectives on 5G spectrum security, standards, and deployments. Click here for the full agenda and available presentations.

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