Partners from Orange Labs shared their research findings on security and resilience in 5G at the 16th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (IEEE TrustCom-17), 1-4 August 2017 in Sydney. The paper, which explores current challenges and future directions for 5G security, was presented by authors by Jose Manuel Sanchez Vilchez, Ghada Arfaoui and Jean-Philippe Wary from Orange Labs in Paris during the 6th International Workshop on Security & Optimization for Wireless Networks (SOWN 2017).
5G tends to be a multi-layered, multi-actor, and multi-access mobile network to fulfil the stringent availability, security, privacy and resilience requirements that are usually competing against each other. Based on research conducted within 5G-ENSURE, Orange set out a 5G vision based on softwarisation, looking at some of the current critical security, trust and resilience issues that need to be explored in 5G, and offering ways of overcoming these challenges.
The purpose of the Trustcom presentation was twofold:
Highlight the security and resilience challenges coming from the new 5G networks, especially from a virtualisation perspective (network softwarisation). The research paper proposes a preliminary way to implement 5G based on SDN (Software-Defined Networking) and NFV (Network Function Virtualisation), explaining that it is not easy to combine these complimentary paradigms.
Present the role of 5G-ENSURE as a 5G PPP project in addressing the challenges, partner contributions from industry and academia, and the assets developed, ranging from use cases and security architecture, the security and privacy enables and the test-bed.
The audience was interested in learning more about the status of security enabler integration and the evaluation phase as central to 5G-ENSURE, drawing on the use cases identified. Discussions after the conference helped explain in more detail project results.
Trustcom 2017 was co-located with the 11th IEEE International Conference on Big Data Science and Engineering and the 14th IEEE International Conference on Embedded Software and Systems. Other noteworthy features were the six keynotes on topics spanning smart homes, trusted and secure smart sensors, trusted platforms, privacy enhancement in location-based services, network attacks, embedded systems and the management of IoT.
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