Workshop on Automated and Intelligent Security at EuCNC 2021

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Keynote by Ashutosh Dutta

Keynote by Ashutosh Dutta

At the EuCNC & 6G Summit 2021, INSPIRE-5Gplus co-organised an online workshop dedicated to automated and intelligent security. The FAST workshop – ‘From 5G to 6G Automated and Intelligent SecuriTy’ – was held on 8th June, the first day of the conference, and attracted considerable audience interest.

The workshop addressed important cybersecurity risks by discussing innovative concepts for security management of 5G networks and beyond from a holistic high-level architecture perspective. Crucial topics discussed at the workshop for reaching a fully-automated and secured 5G infrastructure included the adoption of a set of emerging trends and technologies, namely, Zero-touch network and Service Management (ZSM), Software-Defined Security (D-SEC) models, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) techniques, Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT), Zero Trust models, and Trusted Execution Environments (TEE).

Antonio Skarmeta

Antonio Skarmeta

The workshop was opened by Pascal Bisson from Thales and Antonio Skarmeta from University of Murcia. It was organized around a set of key thematic areas structured in four sessions, with the participation of 13 5G projects and a prominent keynote speaker.

Session 1 was dedicated to ‘Security and Trust Architecture for Beyond 5G Networks’ and included presentations on related aspects, from the definition of a security management closed-loop to security and trust mechanisms and outlier detection for 5G security.

Session 2 explored ‘Automated and Intelligent (smart) Security network management’. The presentations covered topics like ‘ZSM Security Orchestration for Multi-Tenant 5G Networks’, on-demand deployment of security services, ‘Hardening Interdomain Vertical Services with Moving Target Defense’, and ‘Security Challenges on 5G CCAM Scenarios’.

Ashutosh Dutta

Ashutosh Dutta

In the keynote following this session, Ashutosh Dutta, IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer & Co-Chair for IEEE Future Initiative, presented key points to be considered for secure adoption and usage of 5G.

Session 3 discussed ‘Security Beyond 5G Networks and Services’. It included presentations on ‘Trustworthy Networking Beyond 5G’and ‘Cloud-Scale SDN Network Security in TeraFlow’.

Session 4 finally explored ‘Security Enablers for Beyond 5G Networks and Services’. The presentations covered topics ranging from ‘Machine Learning Applied to 5G Network Cyber Range’, ‘Security and Trust in NetApp Deployment and Operation’, ‘5G Embedded Trust, and ‘Practical Autonomous Cyberhealth for Resilient Micro/Small/Medium-Sized Enterprises’.

The FAST workshop gave an excellent overview on the status of research on automated and intelligent security in 5G and highlighted the challenges on the road towards 6G.

Further information is available on the EuCNC & 6G Summit workshop page.

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