Grant / January 2020

Security Implications of 5G Networks

5G wireless service promises to enable higher bandwidth, lower latency wireless services, not just for consumers, but also for enterprise and industrial assets. If 5G wireless networks are used to support societal infrastructures such as cities, vehicles, and industrial assets, these represent new dependencies, and the costs of outages or security incidents could be even higher than with current consumer cellular incidents. The researchers will undertake a survey of security risks posed by 5G wireless network deployments, as well as potential practices for risk mitigation. The research is in advance of commercial 5G network deployments and thus has potential value to network operators, regulators and consumers.