The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has created an initial draft on guidance for 5G cybersecurity.

As organizations transition from 4G to 5G infrastructure, security leaders are tasked with protecting their communities from cyber actors taking advantage of loopholes opened by the evolving technology. The draft guidance aims to outline steps cybersecurity professionals can take to ensure organizational cybersecurity during and after the 5G transition.

According to NIST, the guidance will cover how to reduce cyber vulnerabilities of 5G networks, protect 5G communications from eavesdropping and tampering, and increase privacy for organizations using 5G.

Security leaders can submit their comments on the draft to NIST via email by June 27, 2022.