5G security: Analysis of threats and solutions

Ijaz Ahmad, Tanesh Kumar, Madhusanka Liyanage, Jude Okwuide, Mika Ylianttila, Andrei Gurtov

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5G will provide broadband access everywhere, entertain higher user mobility, and enable connectivity of massive number of devices (e.g. Internet of Things (IoT)) in an ultrareliable and affordable way. The main technological enablers such as cloud computing, Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) are maturing towards their use in 5G. However, there are pressing security challenges in these technologies besides the growing concerns for user privacy. In this paper, we provide an overview of the security challenges in these technologies and the issues of privacy in 5G. Furthermore, we present security solutions to these challenges and future directions for secure 5G systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking, CSCN 2017
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-3070-9
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication


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