5G-ENSURE publishes its 5G PPP security enabler open specifications V1

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5G-ENSURE publishes its open specifications of 5G Security enablers for the first software release (i.e. v1.0) of the 5G-ENSURE Project planned for September 2016.

The open specifications for the enablers are presented according to the different security areas investigated by 5G-ENSURE, that is:

  • Authentication, authorisation and accounting (AAA).
  • Privacy.
  • Trust.
  • Security Monitoring.
  • Network management & virtualisation isolation.

This document (click here to download) paves the way towards the development and demonstration of the first set of 5G-ENSURE security enablers as per v1.0 of its Technical Roadmap (D3.1). It is also a valuable input to both works on the 5G Security architecture and 5G Security test bed, since it provides the details regarding security enablers necessary in order to understand their mapping to 5G security architectural components, as well as integration, testing, demonstration, and assessment on the 5G security testbed.


The 5G-ENSURE project brings to the 5G PPP a consortium of telco and network operators, IT providers and cyber security experts addressing priorities for security and resilience in 5G networks. The project has received funding of just over €7.5m out of a total €3.5bn for the 5G PPP initiative. It will:

-Deliver strategic impact across technology, business enablement & standardisation

-Develop a set of non-intrusive security enablers (AAA, Privacy, Trust, Monitoring, Network Management and Virtualization Isolation) for the core of the 5G Reference Architecture-Define a 5G Security Architecture needed to expand the mobile ecosystem giving operators a platform for entirely new business opportunities

-Initiate a 5G Security test bed vision and initial set-up in which the security enablers will be made available and demonstrated

5G-ENSURE will define a shared and agreed 5G Security Roadmap with various 5G stakeholders. The outcome will be a trustworthy 5G system offering reliable security services to customers with a “zero perceived” downtime for service provision.


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