Distributed AI-based security for massive numbers of network slices in 5G beyond mobile systems

Benzaid Chafika*, Tarik Taleb, Cao Thanh Phan, Christos Tselios, George Tsolis

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The envisioned massive deployment of network slices in 5G and beyond mobile systems makes the shift towards zero-touch, scalable and secure slice lifecycle management a necessity. This is to harvest the benefits of network slicing in enabling profitable services. These benefits will not be attained without ensuring a high level security of the created network slices and the underlying infrastructure, above all in a zero-touch automated fashion. In this vein, this paper presents the architecture of an innovative network slicing security orchestration framework, being developed within the EU H2020 MonB5G project. The framework leverages the potential of Security as a Service (SECaaS) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to foster fully-distributed, autonomic and fine-grained management of network slicing security from the node level to the end-to-end and inter-slice levels.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 Joint European Conference on Networks and Communications and 6G Summit, EuCNC/6G Summit 2021
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-6654-1526-2
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2021
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventEuropean Conference on Networks and Communications - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 8 Jun 202111 Jun 2021

Publication series

NameEuropean conference on networks and communications
ISSN (Print)2475-6490
ISSN (Electronic)2575-4912


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Networks and Communications
Abbreviated titleEuCNC


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