5G Security

Thursday 15 June 2017 - Amphi Athena

The World is preparing for the arrival of 5G networks. The 5G networks will bring a massive number of connected devices, interoperability of new and legacy access technologies, a huge increase of bandwidth and set of new business cases that will bring new challenges from the security perspective.
What are the new risks and security threats that we will be facing with the arrival of the 5G networks? With the intervention of actors from outside the telecom sector (e.g. automotive), what are the security requirements from all the members of the Industry involved in 5G?
We will discuss 5G security aspects arising from the envisioned new scenarios and the key differences from 4G security.

The objectives of this event are to: 

  • Gather different actors involved in the development of 5G, not only telecom, and discuss together how all their views will shape together in order to understand the challenges, threats and the security requirements that the 5G scenarios will be bringing.
  • Give an update of what is happening in:
    • 5G security research: Lot of research is on-going on 5G security and several projects exist on the topic.
    • 5G security standards: Standardization bodies have already started working 5G security and their work progress will be reviewed. Also any gap or additional standardization requirements will be discussed.
    • Verticals and business (non-technical) 5G security requirements: 5G is playground where different verticals besides the telecom industry is playing a role and their requirements will be key for the design of 5G security. In addition 5G is where "security" will become the business driver.
  • Debate about hot topics such as: IoT security, Advances in lightweight cryptography, Slicing security. Privacy. Secure storage and processing. Security of the interconnection network (DIAMETER security). Relevance of Quantum Safe Cryptography for 5G, Authorization concepts....

The 5G Programme Committee is pleased to present the following programme!

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09:00 - 09:10 


Welcome and Objectives of the Day
Anand R. Prasad, 3GPP SA3 Chairman, NEC Corporation
Alf Zugenmaier, NTT Docomo

09:10 - 10:15

Session 1: Setting the Scene
Session chair: Anand R. Prasad, 3GPP SA3 Chairman, NEC Corporation
  • 09:10 KEYNOTE: Setting The Scene for the Challenge of 5G Security
    Patrick Donegan, HardenStance
  • 09:40 KEYNOTE:  Security Challenges and Opportunities for SDN/NFV and 5G Networks - A Standards Perspective
    Ashutosh Dutta, IEEE 5G Initiative Co-Chair, AT&T
  • 10:10 The Road to 5G
    Anand Prasad, 3GPP SA3 Chairman, NEC Corporation
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee and Networking Break
11:00 - 12:30 Session 2: Security Requirements from the Industry and Threats
Session chair: Bengt Sahlin, Ericsson
  What are the new risks and security threats that we will be facing with the arrival of the 5G networks? What is required by the members of the Industry to protect their services?
  • 11:00 UK Government's and Regulators' View
    Peter Haigh, NCSC
  • 11:20 Security Considerations in 5G
    Markus Wong, Huawei
  • 11:40 Threat Prevention in a Hyper Connected 5G Environment
    Galina Pildush & Terry Young, Palo Alto Networks
  • 12:00 Questions and Answers 
12:30 - 14:00  Lunch and Networking Break
14:00 - 15:45 Session 3: Securing 5G
Session chair: Alf Zugenmaier, NTT Docomo
  What's happening in research? This session will give an overview and present some examples of research activities on 5G security.
  • 14.00 5G Research Activities
    Bengt Sahlin, Ericsson
  • 14:20 Learn from GSM, UMTS and LTE Security Mistakes – What Needs to be Fixed in 5G
    Adrian Dabrowski, SBA Research, TU Wien
  • 14:40 A High-Throughput, Low Area Implementation of PRINCE Algorithm for Industrial IoT
    Johanna Kruse, Nokia Bell Labs
  • 15:00 RRS Mutability Model as Template for 5G Longevity
    François Ambrosini, IBIT
  • 15:20 Identity Management and Discovery in Transient 5G Networks
    Scott Cadzow, C3L
15:40 - 16:15 Coffee and Networking Break

16:15 - 16:45

KEYNOTE: Securing 5G Mobile Networks Built on Distributed Telco Clouds
Peter Schneider, Nokia

16:45 - 17:45






PANEL DISCUSSION: Challenges in 5G Security
Moderator: Peter Schneider, Nokia

- What are the technical challenges? (Privacy, identity management, network slicing, etc..)
- Where is 5G security heading to?


  • Patrick Donegan, HardenStance
  • Anand R. Prasad 3GPP SA3, NEC Corporation
  • Galina Pildush, Palo Alto Networks
  • Bengt Sahlin, Ericsson
17:45 - 18:00

Alf Zugenmaier, NTT Docomo

18:00 - 20:00
































Access the presentations and biographies.

The 5G Security Programme Committee is composed of the following members:

  • Mirko Cano Soveri, ETSI
  • Guenther Horn, Nokia
  • Mireille Pauliac, Gemalto
  • Anand Prasad, NEC Corporation
  • Bengt Sahlin, Ericsson
  • Alf Zugenmaier, NTT Docomo 

The Programme Committee is in charge of selecting the presentations that fit the event objectives and build the 5G Security programme.

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