NSF Workshop on NextG Security

Fri, September 25, 2020

Prof. David Love (ECE, CERIAS) is co-chair of an upcoming workshop on mobile networking security:

Though, there is an incredible excitement among various stakeholders in embracing the next generation of mobile networking, securing the 5G and the future NextG networks are non-trivial. NextG networks are vulnerable to both small-scale criminal attacks as well as massive state-sponsored cyber-espionage and cyber-attacks. Securing NextG networks calls for a more interdisciplinary approach. More specifically, it requires expertise in areas ranging from physical to application layer security, cryptography, analytics, systems, formal methods, etc. To this end, this workshop will bring together wireless communications, networked systems, and security experts to generate a research agenda that will produce new knowledge on securing the next generation of mobile networking. More specifically, the goal of this workshop is to coordinate and synthesize ongoing research in the fields of network security (physical layer, application layer, etc.), software-defined networking, network function virtualization, applied cryptography, formal methods, etc. to produce new lines of inquiry, targeted for securing the NextG mobile networks. The goals of this workshop include: Collect and share community feedback on important research topics related to NextG security. Identify the research gaps and directions for future research in NextG networks. Educate the community on the existing systems, testbeds, tools, and data one can use to pursue research in this area. Provide the platform for industry leaders to discuss open research problems and identify collaboration opportunities. Share the final report as well as the video recordings, scribes’ notes, and slides from the workshop to the broader wireless communications, networked systems, and security communities.

Visit https://nsf-nextg-security.cs.ucsb.edu/ for more details.

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