Special Issue "Cybersecurity and Mobility in 5G and Beyond"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Computer Science & Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Zbigniew Kotulski
Guest Editor
Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology, Institute of Telecommunications, Department of Cybersecurity, Warsaw University of Technology, 00-665 Warszawa, Poland
Interests: IT security; cryptography; wireless sensor networks; information security; network security; applied mathematics; risk assessment security engineering; applied and computational mathematics; data security

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A 5G network places high demands on the network’s operating conditions: performance, scalability, latencies, mobile access, a variety of services, etc. To fulfill its tasks, the network is based on three pillars: programmability, virtualization, and the application of edge servers in the cloud. This translates to the usage of three technologies: software-defined networking (SDN), network function virtualization (NFV), and multi-access edge computing (MEC). While guaranteeing network security and mobility, all these extreme requirements and the technological solutions proposed to meet them lead to a complicated network of dependencies and connections between hardware components and expected network functionalities.


This Special Issue is planned as a forum for the exchange of experience in the development of technology, good practices, and prospective visions for security and mobility in 5G networks, guaranteeing the equal and beneficial coexistence of all partners in the network: network providers, service providers, and end users.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

5G MEC networks: threats, vulnerabilities, attacks and countermeasures;

E2E security in 5G;

Cyber intelligence in 5G and beyond;

Hard and soft security in 5G;

Verticals and enterprise cybersecurity;

Slicing and multi-tenancy;

Isolation of slices in 5G RAN and CN;

Privacy protection in RAN and CN;

Secure and reliable interfacing in RAN and CN;

Security measures for virtualized networks;

Secure access technologies;

Access management in verticals;

Security-oriented management and orchestration in contemporary networks;

Modern industrial networks security;

Secure multi-tenancy in sliced networks;

Tenants privacy protection;

Regulation, compliance, and forensics for 5G MEC applications;

Developing security solutions;

New cryptographic algorithms for 5G MEC and cloud edge services;

Future networks sovereignty.

Prof. Dr. Zbigniew Kotulski
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • 5G networks mobile edge computing security and privacy cyber intelligence
  • modern cryptographic algorithms
  • network slicing
  • slices isolation
  • E2E security
  • 5G verticals

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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