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Future Internet 2017, 9(1), 3;

Towards Incidence Management in 5G Based on Situational Awareness

Group of Analysis, Security and Systems (GASS), Department of Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence (DISIA), Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, Office 431, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), Calle Profesor José García Santesmases, 9, Ciudad Universitaria, 28040 Madrid, Spain
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editor: Dino Giuli
Received: 11 September 2016 / Revised: 26 December 2016 / Accepted: 5 January 2017 / Published: 17 January 2017
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The fifth generation mobile network, or 5G, moves towards bringing solutions to deploying faster networks, with hundreds of thousands of simultaneous connections and massive data transfer. For this purpose, several emerging technologies are implemented, resulting in virtualization and self-organization of most of their components, which raises important challenges related to safety. In order to contribute to their resolution, this paper proposes a novel architecture for incident management on 5G. The approach combines the conventional risk management schemes with the Endsley Situational Awareness model, thus improving effectiveness in different aspects, among them the ability to adapt to complex and dynamical monitoring environments, and countermeasure tracking or the role of context when decision-making. The proposal takes into account all layers for information processing in 5G mobile networks, ranging from infrastructure to the actuators responsible for deploying corrective measures. View Full-Text
Keywords: 5G; incidence management; information security; SDN/NFV; Situational Awareness 5G; incidence management; information security; SDN/NFV; Situational Awareness

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Barona López, L.I.; Valdivieso Caraguay, Á.L.; Maestre Vidal, J.; Sotelo Monge, M.A.; García Villalba, L.J. Towards Incidence Management in 5G Based on Situational Awareness. Future Internet 2017, 9, 3.

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