The main focus of the work of Oxford University in 5G-ENSURE is the provision of privacy in mobile communications. Oxford is developing mechanisms for providing privacy enhanced operation for devices connecting to 5G networks to ensure that we minimise the potential for illicit tracking of past and present locations of mobile users. Major research findings were presented and demonstrated by Piers O’Hanlon and Ravishankar Borgaonk at the Black Hat Europe security conference in early November 2016: WiFi-based IMSI Catcher, with considerable press coverage, which will help to flag privacy issues at the highest levels and ensure they are swiftly addressed.

5G-ENSURE Press Coverage Report [PDF]