An Introduction of a Modular Framework for Securing 5G Networks and Beyond



Edris, Ed Kamya Kiyemba ORCID: 0000-0001-5981-9844, Aiash, Mahdi ORCID: 0000-0002-3984-6244 and Loo, Jonathan ORCID: 0000-0002-2197-8126
(2022) An Introduction of a Modular Framework for Securing 5G Networks and Beyond. Network, 2 (3). pp. 419-439.

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Abstract

<jats:p>Fifth Generation Mobile Network (5G) is a heterogeneous network in nature, made up of multiple systems and supported by different technologies. It will be supported by network services such as device-to-device (D2D) communications. This will enable the new use cases to provide access to other services within the network and from third-party service providers (SPs). End-users with their user equipment (UE) will be able to access services ubiquitously from multiple SPs that might share infrastructure and security management, whereby implementing security from one domain to another will be a challenge. This highlights a need for a new and effective security approach to address the security of such a complex system. This article proposes a network service security (NSS) modular framework for 5G and beyond that consists of different security levels of the network. It reviews the security issues of D2D communications in 5G, and it is used to address security issues that affect the users and SPs in an integrated and heterogeneous network such as the 5G enabled D2D communications network. The conceptual framework consists of a physical layer, network access, service and D2D security levels. Finally, it recommends security mechanisms to address the security issues at each level of the 5G-enabled D2D communications network.</jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2022 08:49
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2023 23:11
DOI: 10.3390/network2030026
Open Access URL: https://doi.org/10.3390/network2030026
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3163857