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P. Ranaweera, A. D. Jurcut and M. Liyanage, "Realizing Multi-Access Edge Computing Feasibility: Security Perspective," 2019 IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking (CSCN), GRANADA, Spain, 2019, pp. 1-7. doi: 10.1109/CSCN.2019.8931357

Realizing multi-access edge computing feasibility : security perspective

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Author: Ranaweera, Pasika1; Jurcut, Anca Delia1; Liyanage, Madhusanka1,2
Organizations: 1School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland
2Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2019
Publish Date: 2020-03-23


Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G are emerging technologies that prompt a mobile service platform capable of provisioning billions of communication devices which enable ubiquitous computing and ambient intelligence. These novel approaches are guaranteeing gigabit-level bandwidth, ultra-low latency and ultra-high storage capacity for their subscribers. To achieve these limitations, ETSI has introduced the paradigm of Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) for creating efficient data processing architecture extending the cloud computing capabilities in the Radio Access Network (RAN). Despite the gained enhancements to the mobile network, MEC is subjected to security challenges raised from the heterogeneity of IoT services, intricacies in integrating virtualization technologies, and maintaining the performance guarantees of the mobile networks (i.e. 5G). In this paper, we are identifying the probable threat vectors in a typical MEC deployment scenario that comply with the ETSI standards. We analyse the identified threat vectors and propose solutions to mitigate them.

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Series: IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking
ISSN: 2644-3244
ISSN-E: 2644-3252
ISSN-L: 2644-3244
ISBN: 978-1-7281-0864-3
ISBN Print: 978-1-7281-0865-0
Pages: 1 - 7
Article number: 8931357
DOI: 10.1109/CSCN.2019.8931357
Host publication: IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking. 28-30 October 2019 Granada, Spain
Conference: IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications & Networking
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This work is party supported by European Union in RESPONSE 5G (Grant No: 789658) and Academy of Finland in 6Genesis Flagship (grant no. 318927) projects.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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