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C. Benzaid and T. Taleb, "ZSM Security: Threat Surface and Best Practices," in IEEE Network, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 124-133, May/June 2020, doi: 10.1109/MNET.001.1900273

ZSM security : threat surface and best practices

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Author: Benzaïd, Chafika1; Taleb, Tarik1
Organizations: 1Aalto University, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 2.7 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2020110288964
Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2020
Publish Date: 2020-11-02
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Abstract

The ETSI’s Zero touch network and Service Management (ZSM) framework is a prominent initiative to tame the envisioned complexity in operating and managing 5G and beyond networks. To this end, the ZSM framework promotes the shift toward full Automation of Network and Service Management and Operation (ANSMO) by leveraging the flexibility of SDN/NFV technologies along with Artificial Intelligence, combined with the portability and reusability of model-driven, open interfaces. Besides its benefits, each leveraged enabler will bring its own security threats, which should be carefully tackled to make the ANSMO vision a reality. This paper introduces the ZSM’s potential attack surface and recommends possible mitigation measures along with some research directions to safeguard ZSM system security.

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Series: IEEE network
ISSN: 0890-8044
ISSN-E: 1558-156X
ISSN-L: 0890-8044
Volume: 34
Issue: 3
Pages: 124 - 133
DOI: 10.1109/MNET.001.1900273
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1109/MNET.001.1900273
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
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Funding: This work was supported in part by the Academy of Finland Project 6Genesis Flagship (Grant No. 318927), CSN (Grant No. 311654) and the European Unions Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the INSPIRE-5Gplus project (Grant No. 871808).
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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