The workshop “From Research to Standardisation” organised by 5G-ENSURE was held in Sophia Antipolis, France on June 16th, alongside with the ETSI Security Week (June 12-16, 2017). The workshop not only covered 5G-ENSURE results so far (including contributions to standardisation), but also the recently published white paper from the Security WG within the 5G PPP, presentations and discussions with ETSI CYBER, 3GPP SA3, ECSO as well as a meeting with the US Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
The Trust Model led by the University of Southampton and Risk Model led by NOKIA Bell Labs were among the forthcoming outputs of 5G-ENSURE presented at the event.
These enablers are among a set of 17 enablers, which will be available as Release-2 by the end of August and will include additional security features and other completely new solutions. A total of 24 enablers for 5G security and privacy will be part of the 5G-ENSURE portfolio of exploitable products and services.
Future priorities and collaborative work were also among the discussion topics, taking stock of 5G-ENSURE results so far and ensuring the transfer of relevant research results into the standardisation process. The presentation by Anand Prasad, chairman of 3GPP SA3, was very insightful in this respect. In reporting the updated timeline for 5G security standardisation work, Dr Prasad also gave the view of 3GPP SA3 work and its approach to security areas in next-generation networks.
There is a match between the security areas covered by 5G-ENSURE and 3GPP SA3 work on 5G security. This means great opportunities for 5G-ENSURE to contribute. Architectural aspects of Next Generation Security, Authentication, RAN Security, Network Slicing security and Subscription Privacy are the areas where 5G-ENSURE can contribute within 3GPP SA3, Anand Prasad, chairman of 3GPP SA3.
Jean Philippe from Orange and Pascal Bisson from Thales provided an overview of the 5G Security WG, which 5G-ENSURE has created with the main objective of bringing together 5G PPP Phase I projects with an interest in the development and progression of 5G security.
Other impressions on 5G-ENSURE.
Charles Brookson, Chair ETSI TC CYBER; Roberto Cascella, Senior Policy Officer at the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO), Jovan Golic, Lead NGMN Security Competence Team, Telecom Italia and Anand Prasad, Chairman 3GPP SA3. Moderated by Pascal Bisson, technical coordinator of 5G-ENSURE project, panellists discussed priority actions towards security research on 5G network.
Finally, the workshop was an excellent opportunity to take forward on-going discussions with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), with Nelson Hastings from the Computer Security Division in attendance. One of the follow-up actions is a webinar on Release 2 of the 5G-ENSURE Security Enablers of interest to NIST, to be organised in late July 2017.
5G-ENSURE extends its thanks to NIST, our Advisory Board members, ETSI, who kindly hosted the workshop, and to all participants, for making the event such a success.
All 5G-ENSURE presentations are available online.