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FCC to Re-Establish 5G Network Security Advisory Panel

April 15, 2021, 8:19 PM

The Federal Communications Commission plans to bring back an advisory group to make recommendations on improving 5G network security in the wake of the SolarWinds breach.

In a public notice issued Thursday, the agency said it intends to re-establish the Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council by the end of June for two years.

Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said in a statement that she would task the committee, which disbanded in March, with reviewing cyber-risks to the communications sector posed by “recent supply chain attacks, like the SolarWinds software breach.”

In the notice, the agency said it would accept ...