Securing Supply Chains and Next Generation Networks 

Supply chain security and resilience has gained attention of national security decision-makers. The recent significant compromises and vulnerabilities of software supply chain —-such as SolarWinds, Kaseya, Log4j—-demonstrate the fragility, complexity and opaqueness of digital supply chains, and challenges in securing them. Similarly, the emerging ecosystem of business verticals enabled by 5G and Next Generation Networks (5G/NGN) brings new cybersecurity and supply chain concerns for national security and technology communities.

How to bridge the gap between political and strategic perspectives of national security policy and decision-makers, and the existing and future prevention and mitigation approaches at the operational and technical levels? A conversation on strategic approaches to 5G and supply chain security, critical information infrastructure and the opportunities and challenges of international cooperation.