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D. P. M. Osorio, E. E. B. Olivo, H. Alves and M. Latva-Aho, "Safeguarding MTC at the Physical Layer: Potentials and Challenges," in IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 101437-101447, 2020, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2996383

Safeguarding MTC at the physical layer : potentials and challenges

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Author: Osorio, Diana Pamela Moya1; Olivo, Edgar Eduardo Benitez2; Alves, Hirley1;
Organizations: 1Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, 90014 Oulu, Finland
2São Paulo State University (UNESP), Campus of São João da Boa Vista, São João da Boa Vista 13876-750, Brazil
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Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2020
Publish Date: 2020-07-10


5G networks must provide a highly resilient, secure, and privacy-protected platform to support the emergence of new business and technologies expected from the so-called vertical-industry paradigm. However, as the definition and implementation of 5G networks are in progress, many security challenges arise. Thus, special emphasis will be given in the coming years to provide security and privacy for 5G and beyond networks. In this regard, physical layer security has been recognized as a potential solution to safeguard the confidentiality and privacy of communications in such stringent scenarios. In light of this, herein we provide an overview on some promising physical-layer techniques, focusing on the requirements and design challenges for machine-type communication scenarios. Key issues are discussed along with potential solutions.

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Series: IEEE access
ISSN: 2169-3536
ISSN-E: 2169-3536
ISSN-L: 2169-3536
Volume: 8
Pages: 101437 - 101447
DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2996383
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This work was supported in part by the Academy of Finland 6Genesis Flagship under Grant 318927, in part by the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program through the INSPIRE-5Gplus Project under Grant 871808, in part by the EE-IoT Project under Grant 319008, and in part by the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) under Grant 421850/2018-3.
EU Grant Number: (871808) INSPIRE-5Gplus - INtelligent Security and PervasIve tRust for 5G and Beyond
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
319008 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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