Автор: Giorgi Akhalaia; Maksim Iavich; Sergiy Gnatyuk
Организация: Caucasus University , P.saakadze st1. Tbilisi, Georgia; National Aviation University, Kyiv, Ukraine


Ключевые слова: 5G Network Security, Secure Communications; Location-Based Threats
Аннотация. Over the last years, 5G technology has become one of the most significant topic for people working in network security industries. With the 3 key concept (enhanced mobile broadband; Ultra-reliable and low-latency communications and Massive machine type communications), 5G network will overcome the limitations of telecom and will arise ა new era of wireless communications. Upcoming functionalities, protocols, standards and services, as always, arise new vulnerabilities: starting from software, design, architecture and implementation processes too. Being virtualization a core component of 5G network, makes it more vulnerable to software-based attacks. Despite of some improved security mechanisms, there are left some weaknesses, that gives ability attackers to conduct various cyber attacks. Using MITM (Man In The Middle), attacker is able stand and sniff the traffic shared between user equipment and cell-towers. The goal of our research was to assess chances of making MITM in 5G network and find the solution, new design to minimize the risk. The second main goal was to determine location based threats in terms of user equipment, raised after MITM and analyze which of them is more dangerous and has the highest probability of happening. In the framework of research, we have found conceptual solutions, that will lower the risk of MITM and it results. The second part of our study is oriented on experimental work.


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