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Future Internet 2018, 10(3), 27;

Security Awareness in Software-Defined Multi-Domain 5G Networks

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Tietotie 3, 02044 Espoo, Finland
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Received: 28 December 2017 / Revised: 9 February 2018 / Accepted: 6 March 2018 / Published: 8 March 2018
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Fifth generation (5G) technologies will boost the capacity and ease the management of mobile networks. Emerging virtualization and softwarization technologies enable more flexible customization of network services and facilitate cooperation between different actors. However, solutions are needed to enable users, operators, and service providers to gain an up-to-date awareness of the security and trustworthiness of 5G systems. We describe a novel framework and enablers for security monitoring, inferencing, and trust measuring. The framework leverages software-defined networking and big data technologies to customize monitoring for different applications. We present an approach for sharing security measurements across administrative domains. We describe scenarios where the correlation of multi-domain information improves the accuracy of security measures with respect to two threats: end-user location tracking and Internet of things (IoT) authentication storms. We explore the security characteristics of data flows in software networks dedicated to different applications with a mobile network testbed. View Full-Text
Keywords: 5G; mobile network; security; monitoring; multi-domain; SDN 5G; mobile network; security; monitoring; multi-domain; SDN

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Suomalainen, J.; Ahola, K.; Majanen, M.; Mämmelä, O.; Ruuska, P. Security Awareness in Software-Defined Multi-Domain 5G Networks. Future Internet 2018, 10, 27.

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