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Abstract: The topic of the 2020 International Symposium on Advanced Radio Technologies™ (ISART 2020), which took place fully virtually August 10–13, 2020, was “5G and a Zero Trust Network.” The symposium aimed to identify challenges for spectrum to be available, reliable, assured, and secure in a no-trust environment; explore potential technical solutions; and identify research areas that facilitate securing spectrum for rapid adoption of assured 5G networks. Opening tutorials, a framing conversation, and an opening keynote address were followed by four technically substantiative panels were designed to look at the zero trust theme from the design, deployment, monitoring and data collection, and operations perspectives, and the critical importance of feedback among all four components. A wrap-up panel brough together polymaths to help draw new insights and connections, identify potential new research areas, and add to the history of ISART triggering important out-of-the-box thinking, innovative ideas, and novel solutions. The text of these proceedings is taken from a transcription of the video record. A best effort has been made to correct spellings of names and terms of art, but it is in no way an “edited” transcript.

Keywords: spectrum; standards; spectrum monitoring; security; 5G; open RAN; radio layer; resiliency; supply chain verification; Wi-Fi; zero trust

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