Special Issue "5G Security: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Road Ahead"

A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903). This special issue belongs to the section "Cybersecurity".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2023 | Viewed by 206

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Mario Di Mauro
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Guest Editor
Department of Information and Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics (DIEM), University of Salerno, 84084 Fisciano, Italy
Interests: network management; network security; availability; 5G; NFV
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Dr. Francesco Pascale
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Guest Editor
Accenture S.P.A., Via Sciangai 53, Roma, Italy
Interests: Internet of Things; cybersecurity; knowledge management; bayesian network; recommender systems; embedded systems
Dr. Marco Tambasco
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Guest Editor
Ericsson Telecomunicazioni S.p.A., Via Filettine 89, 84016 Pagani, SA, Italy
Interests: networks analysis and design; network availability and performance; cybersecurity

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Security aspects are becoming of crucial importance across the hyperconnected technological world. In this context, 5G (and its evolution, 6G) represents a key network enabler for a plethora of paradigms, including Internet of Things (IoT), cyber-physical systems (CPSs), multi-access edge computing (MEC), network function virtualization (NFV), software-defined networking (SDN), and many others.

Due to the growing interest both of academia and industry in the broad field of security, for this Special Issue we encourage high-quality research contributions—both theoretical and experimental—and timely survey papers that pinpoint future research directions in this field.

Finally, I would like to thank Mr. Giovanni Galatro and his valuable work for assisting me with this Special Issue.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Security protocols in 5G/6G architectures;
  • Privacy issues in 5G/6G architectures;
  • Security aspects in cloud/edge/fog computing;
  • Security aspects in multi-access edge computing (MEC);
  • Security aspects in the Internet of Things and/or cyber-physical systems;
  • Security management in modern virtualized networks (NFV, SDN, network slicing);
  • Access control mechanisms in modern networks;
  • Machine learning/artificial intelligence for 5G/6G network security;
  • Intrusion detection systems in 5G/6G networks;
  • Traffic analysis applied to 5G/6G networks;
  • Analytics and big data for network security;
  • Optimization techniques to improve 5G/6G network security;
  • Resilience strategies to improve 5G/6G network security;
  • Security aspects in 5G/6G vehicular communications;
  • Security aspects in millimeter-wave communications;
  • Security aspects in radio access networks (RANs);
  • Security aspects in 5G-oriented hardware (e.g., FPGA);
  • Security aspects in smart environments and industrial systems.

Dr. Mario Di Mauro
Dr. Marco Tambasco
Dr. Francesco Pascale
Guest Editors

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