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NGMN 5G Network Security Capability Framework for Verticals

MNOs leverage their 5G networks and services to provide vertical industries with dedicated solutions, including security services to make vertical applications secure and robust.

However, various vertical industries have different requirements related to security.

They may request customised network security protection from MNOs.

In this paper, the security requirements for 5G verticals in smart grid, UAS, healthcare, automotive and smart city are analysed and a framework of security capabilities is proposed.

A recommendation is provided to guide vertical industries on how to build and deploy appropriate security capabilities to improve the security level.



Security Considerations for 5G Network Operation

A 5G network relies on many new features like SDN/NFV while also introducing other new features such as slicing and MEC. New technologies and features create new challenges for operators in the 5G era to provide security protection for network operation. Moreover, the 5G network supports vertical industries where additional security requirements need to be considered by the 5G network to support vertical business services. Although network operation depends heavily on individual operator’s specific deployment and operations systems, it is still a good practice to build a common security ground for the success of 5G network deployment and operation.

The scope of this document is to:

  • Analyse new challenges as well as common security issues for 5G network operation
  • Investigate security requirements and guidelines in a technical and/or non-technical way for 5G network operation