SIMalliance’s technical White Paper analyses the functional and security requirements (together with proposed solutions) for 5G across five specific market segments – massive Internet of Things (IoT), critical communications, enhanced mobile broadband, Vehicle to X (V2X) and network operations. The new White Paper, entitled ‘5G Security – Making the Right Choice to Match Your Needs’, determines that appropriate security that’s relevant to a wide range of use cases and their requirements should be built into 5G from the outset in order to prevent the need for retrofitting the right level of security at a later date.
The detailed document asserts that, while many devices using the 5G network will be simple and low cost, and particularly so across the IoT segment, security decisions must take into account the value of data being stored or transferred and not just the device cost. 5G security measures must protect subscribers, devices and their communications as well as the integrity of the network itself.
The White Paper examines a range of use cases in each of the five segments listed. It explains how 5G will result in a wide variety of functional requirements, such as greater throughput, lower latencies, higher connectivity density and better coverage. In addition, it ably demonstrates how these functional requirements interrelate with security requirements in the 5G environment.