Advancements in wireless technology have enabled next-level digital connectivity and a new generation of communication capabilities. Securing these innovations from cyberattacks and other threats is a swiftly evolving challenge that requires a nimble approach to research and development and deep expertise across multiple disciplines.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is addressing the complex challenge of advanced wireless security by merging our rich history in advanced wireless communications with advanced capabilities in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, sensor systems, and Internet of Things connectivity.
Our scientists and engineers focus on analyzing, understanding, and solving current and emerging wireless security problems related to the 5G mobile network, radio frequency signal monitoring and detection, millimeter-wave technologies, wireless cybersecurity, embedded sensor systems, and Internet of Things security and connectivity.
PNNL also collaborates with industry and government partners to address advanced wireless security issues. In partnership with Verizon, we established the 5G Innovation Studio to study a variety of 5G-related technologies. We are also a founding partner in the Washington State Innovation Partnership Zone, in which we work with fellow founding partners, T-Mobile and the University of Washington, to engage small business entrepreneurs in the early development of 5G-enabled technologies.
Through this work, we are helping our nation and the world keep pace with the ever-changing wireless security landscape—providing novel solutions that have broad implications for device connectivity, network operating systems, bandwidth infrastructure development and security, supply chain resilience, regulation and policy, national energy and other critical infrastructure operations, and more.