5G Cyber Ireland

5G DEVELOPMENT & SECURITY IN IRELAND

Date: 14/10/2020
Time: 12:30
Organizer: Cyber Ireland

Moderator: Jacky Fox, Vice Chair Cyber Ireland. Managing Director and Security at Accenture Ireland

Speakers:

  • Silke Holtmanns
    Dr. Silke Holtmanns is Head of 5G Security Research at Adaptive Mobile Security in Dublin. She has extensive experience in the telecommunications industry with a specialty in mobile security research for 20 years. Her career spans over 16 years with Nokia in a variety of security related roles and 4 years with Ericsson.
  • Joseph Stephens
    Joseph Stephens is a Cybersecurity Specialist working for the National Cyber Security Centre, a part of the Department of the Environment, Climate & Communications. He served as a Captain in the Irish Defence Forces for 14 year. His current work with the NCSC focuses on building cyber resilience and capacity in Ireland’s critical national infrastructure.

SUMMARY


Jacky Fox:  Security professionals: Functionality and Technology Vs. Policy and Security.

Silke Holtmanns presented on 5G Mobile Network Security – What’s the difference and what are the new vectors/vulnerabilities?

  • Mobile Networks today and Network Technology evolution from 1G to 5G.
  • Mobile 5G Risk Attacks: Nation state & Fraud, Spam and financial gains
  • How surveillance attackers work: different protocols and various attacks
  • Be prepared, not scared!

Joseph Stephens gave us an overview on New 5G Policy & Regulation at an EU and National level:

  • European Commission Recommendation 2335: across EU
  • EU-wide Risk Assessment on the Security of 5G Networks – NIS Cooperation Group: 28 members states
  • New Security Paradigm Required: increase exposure, more sensitive network equipment
  •  Th EU Cybersecurity Toolbox: a common union toolbox to address risks
  • Strategic Mitigation Measures & Technical Mitigation Measures
  • Ireland’s National Cyber Security Strategy (2019-2024): New tools for this risk
  • Telecommunications Security Requirements (TSRs) are continuing to be drafted through our series of workshops with operators and relevant industry experts. The document will be finalised and published for public consultation in Q1 2021.

After Joseph Stevens presentation, we had an interesting Q&A on the opportunities and challenges of 5G Security for Cyber Ireland Members.

Unfortunately we couldn’t get around to all the questions so they have provided some further resources which may be of interest:

  1. More Information on 5G Security, Covid-Spam, Bank of Ireland fraud at the AdaptiveMobile Security Blog:  https://www.adaptivemobile.com/blog

  2. The joint EU-wide Risk Assessment on the Security of 5G Networks can be found here.

  3. The EU 5G Security Toolbox can be found here.

  4. A report on the status of implementation of the toolbox, across the EU, published in July can be found here.

  5. The Telecommunications Security Requirements (TSRs) are continuing to be drafted through our series of workshops with operators and relevant industry experts. The document will be finalised and published for public consultation in Q1 2021.
  6. Enquiries to info@ncsc.gov.ie

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