Nokia launches testing lab to focus on cyber security

Nokia announced the launch of its Advanced Security Testing and Research (ASTaR) lab, located in Dallas, Texas.
The lab will use and develop tools and techniques to assess the security resilience of 5G networks, as well as their associated software, hardware and applications. The labd will use these assessments to address emerging security threats, and lab researchers will engage with the cybersecurity community to identify emerging threat vectors and potential vulnerabilities.

“Nokia will have the mission of identifying and preventing cybersecurity attacks. ASTaR lab will be an ideal testing ground to assess security in the larger context of network use and abuse scenarios,” said Nishant Batra, Chief Strategy and Technology Officer, Nokia.

The lab will serve as a central repository for cybersecurity knowledge that will be shared across Nokia and with its operator, enterprise and government customers. Nokia will partner with customers to consider attack scenarios against networks and observe how security measures will fare against real security incursions.