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Privacy-first Security Enablers for 6G Networks

Project description

Putting privacy first by design: innovative security enablers for 6G networks

Ensuring security, whether of your home or your data network, requires disclosing certain information to third parties. The more complicated the system to be protected, the more opportunities or needs arise for sharing critical pieces of information. Working under the philosophy that intrusive security is no longer acceptable in the 6G environment, the EU-funded PRIVATEER project will pave the way for 6G ‘privacy-first security’. It will study, design and develop innovative security enablers for 6G networks following a privacy-by-design approach. The enablers will complement and be compatible with standard 5G/6G security controls to achieve a holistic, privacy-friendly security solution for future networks.

Objective

"Privacy is considered a key pillar in EU research and development activities towards 6G. In the 6G multi-actor pluralistic environment, privacy is pivotal, not only for the end users, but also for all involved stakeholders; and it needs to be taken into account as a key requirement in all technologies of the network stack, including security mechanisms. In other words, the challenge for security enablers in future networks is, on the one hand, to address the significantly widened 6G threat landscape, while on the other hand to preserve the privacy of all actors in the 6G chain. Intrusive security cannot be any more considered acceptable.
In this context, the mission of PRIVATEER is to pave the way for 6G “privacy-first security” by studying, designing and developing innovative security enablers for 6G networks, following a privacy-by-design approach.
The PRIVATEER ""privacy-first"" 6G security framework will consist of a set of enablers built around four pillars: i) decentralised robust security analytics, towards avoiding data centralisation as well as AI mechanisms hardened against adversarial actions resulting in privacy breaches; ii) privacy-aware slicing and security service orchestration, introducing ""privacy intent"" as an additional factor affecting network service lifecycle management; iii) distributed attestation and identity check, making authentication and integrity verification more privacy-friendly; and iv) searchable encryption mechanisms for privacy-preserving Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) sharing.
The integrated PRIVATEER framework will be deployed in a campus-wide B5G test network and evaluated against relevant vertical use case scenarios. The security enablers developed in PRIVATEER will complement (and be compatible with) “native” 5G/6G security controls as standardized by 3GPP for basic functionalities (network attachment, authentication, authorization etc.) to achieve a holistic, privacy-friendly security solution for future networks."

Coordinator

SPACE HELLAS ANONYMI ETAIREIA SYSTIMATA KAI YPIRESIES TILEPIKOINONIONPLIROFORIKIS ASFALEIAS - IDIOTIKI EPICHEIRISI PAROCHIS YPERISION ASFA
Net EU contribution
€ 692 437,00
Address
MESSOGION AVE 312
153 41 Aghia Paraskevi Athina
Greece

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Region
Αττική Aττική Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Total cost
€ 769 375,00

Participants (12)