Nokia, once renowned for its amazing mobile phones, has now developed a testing lab completely dedicated to cybersecurity in the United States. The new Dallas, Texas-based Advanced Security Testing and Research (ASTaR) Lab will be fully based on a 5G network and will be useful in putting IoT products based on 5G to test against known and unknown cybersecurity threats.
Technically, ASTaR will serve as a platform to test the security resilience of 5G networks and associated software, hardware, and apps. Simultaneously, it will also act as a threat intelligence sharing platform and will work with the community to identify and mitigate risks associated with cyber-attacks on 5G networks.
The announcement comes amid constant threats emerging from Russia on the critical infrastructure of the US and UK. Ever since Putin invaded Ukraine, those countries that are supporting it by securing funds, ammunition, and essentials have come onto the attack radar of the Kremlin.
ASTaR lab will serve as an ideal testing ground to help companies defend themselves against sophisticated cyber attacks.
All these days, Nokia was serving as an access point for security solutions meant to protect utilities, railway, and other transit infrastructure, IoT, and Telecom networks. Now, it has focused on offering security to 5G networks.
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