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The 6G Security Goals: Avoiding The 5G Mistakes

December 18, 2023 @ 4:45 pm - 6:30 pm PST

The sixth generation (6G) of wireless technology promises to revolutionize various sectors such as connected vehicles, smart buildings, and secure mobile enterprises. However, the development of 6G must learn from the mistakes of the fifth generation (5G) and prioritize security from the outset. In this talk, we will explore the promise of 6G applications and the importance of avoiding the security mistakes of 5G. One of the primary concerns with 5G is its lack of security, particularly in connected vehicles, smart buildings, and secure mobile enterprises. For instance, researchers have demonstrated the ease of hacking into 5G-connected cars and taking control of their systems. Similarly, smart buildings and secure mobile enterprises are also vulnerable to cyber-attacks, which can have severe consequences. These examples highlight the urgent need for robust security measures in 6G to prevent similar breaches. The evolution of mobile security technology has come a long way, from 4G to 5G and now 6G. However, each generation has brought new security challenges, and 5G is no exception. The lack of a good security architecture in 5G has resulted in vulnerabilities that can be exploited by attackers. Therefore, it is essential to build 6G security from the ground up, incorporating lessons learned from past generations and integrating advanced security features. To build 6G security from the ground up, we must prioritize security in the design and development of 6G networks and devices. This includes implementing robust encryption, authentication, and access control mechanisms. Additionally, we must adopt a zero-trust approach, assuming that all devices and networks are vulnerable and must be verified and authenticated continuously. Furthermore, we must invest in research and development to stay ahead of emerging threats and develop new security technologies. In conclusion, 6G security must avoid the mistakes of 5G and prioritize security from the outset. We must learn from the vulnerabilities of connected vehicles, smart buildings, and secure mobile enterprises and integrate advanced security features into 6G networks and devices. By building 6G security from the ground up, we can ensure the safety and privacy of users and prevent cyber-attacks. Therefore, we must take a proactive approach to 6G security and work together to develop a secure and reliable sixth generation of wireless technology. We must act now to secure our future.
Speaker(s): , Mahbubul Alam
Networking: 4:45 to 5:15
Presentation: 5:15 to 6:00
Q&A: 6:00 to 6:15
Networking: 6:15 to 6:30
Room: 1301, Bldg: SCDI , 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California, United States, 95053

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