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The Evolution and Future Perspective of Security in Mobile Communications Networks

Pavia, J.P. ; Lopes, D. A. Lopes ; Cristóvão, P. ; Sebastião, P. ; Correia, A.

The Evolution and Future Perspective of Security in Mobile Communications Networks, Proc IEEE International Congress on Ultra Modern Telecommunications and Control Systems ICUMT, Munich, Germany, Vol. , pp. - , November, 2017.

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/ICUMT.2017.8255180

Abstract
This paper aims to provide a comprehensive analysis of security aspects of the second (2G), third (3G) and fourth generation (4G) mobile communications networks for Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM), Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS) and Long Term Evolution (LTE) technologies, respectively. The security architecture is analyzed considering the security mechanisms available for each technology and addressing the main threats/risks, and the ways to mitigate the vulnerabilities encountered. The security perspectives for the fifth generation (5G) mobile communications networks and IoT will also be addressed.