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R. Khan, P. Kumar, D. N. K. Jayakody and M. Liyanage, "A Survey on Security and Privacy of 5G Technologies: Potential Solutions, Recent Advancements, and Future Directions," in IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 196-248, Firstquarter 2020.

A survey on security and privacy of 5G technologies : potential solutions, recent advancements and future directions

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Author: Khan, Rabia1; Kumar, Pardeep2; Jayakody, Dushantha Nalin K.3,1;
Organizations: 1School of Computer Science and Robotics, National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk 634050, Russia
2Department of Computer Science, Swansea University, Swansea, UK
3Faculty of Engineering, Sri Lanka Technological Campus, Padukka 10500, Sri Lanka
4School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland
5Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2020
Publish Date: 2020-02-03


Security has become the primary concern in many telecommunications industries today as risks can have high consequences. Especially, as the core and enable technologies will be associated with 5G network, the confidential information will move at all layers in future wireless systems. Several incidents revealed that the hazard encountered by an infected wireless network, not only affects the security and privacy concerns, but also impedes the complex dynamics of the communications ecosystem. Consequently, the complexity and strength of security attacks have increased in the recent past making the detection or prevention of sabotage a global challenge. From the security and privacy perspectives, this paper presents a comprehensive detail on the core and enabling technologies, which are used to build the 5G security model; network softwarization security, PHY (Physical) layer security and 5G privacy concerns, among others. Additionally, the paper includes discussion on security monitoring and management of 5G networks. This paper also evaluates the related security measures and standards of core 5G technologies by resorting to different standardization bodies and provide a brief overview of 5G standardization security forces. Furthermore, the key projects of international significance, in line with the security concerns of 5G and beyond are also presented. Finally, a future directions and open challenges section has included to encourage future research.

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Series: IEEE communications surveys and tutorials
ISSN: 1553-877X
ISSN-E: 2373-745X
ISSN-L: 1553-877X
Volume: 22
Issue: 1
Pages: 196 - 248
DOI: 10.1109/COMST.2019.2933899
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This work is funded, in part, by the framework of Competitiveness Enhancement Program of the National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University No. TPU CEP IC 110/2017, in part, by the European Union under the RESPONSE 5G (Grant No: 789658) project.
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