2nd Future Network Security: Challenges and Opportunities Workshop

Free & Virtual | 14-15 March 2023 

View the recordings: Day 1 (14 March)  |  Day 2 (15 March)

This workshop will explore evolving Future networks (5G/6G) use cases, as well as associated research challenges. The objective of this workshop is to bring together global expertise and create a joint platform for knowledge exchanges, presentation of results, and fruitful discussions to identify gaps and future directions for the IEEE FNI Security Working Group and efforts.


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Proposed Program

NOTE: All times are given in EasternTime US (ET).

Day 1 - 14 March 2023

9:00-9:15 Introduction - IEEE Future Networks Security Working Group  Ashutosh Dutta (JHU/APL), Eman Hammad (Texas A&M - RELLIS)

Keynote Presentation:

A Look at Future Network Design Through the Eyes of the Phoenix

Venki Ramaswamy (MITRE)
9:45-10:00 Enhancing the Security of 5G Fronthaul Marcus Wong
10:00-10:15 Towards a Trust Aware Network Slice based Service Provision in Virtualised Infrastructures Kallol Krishna Karmakar, Vijay Varaadharajan
10:15-10:30 IETF LAKE: Lightweight Authenticated Key Exchange for Internet-of-Things Use Cases Mališa Vučinić
10:30-10:40 Break
10:40-10:55 Scalable Information Veracity Verification of mMTC in Emerging Networks Nirnimesh Ghose
10:55-11:10 ZSM Policy Based 5G Security Slice Management Framework Rodrigo Asensio-Garriga, Antonio Fernando Skarmeta Gomez, Alejandro Moliina Zarca, Jordi Ortiz
11:10-11:25 Zero Trust Architecture: The Past, The Present and The Future Michael A. Enright, Eman Hammad, Ashutosh Dutta

Keynote Presentation:

Introduction to The DoD's New Zero Trust DataSpecification

Junaid Islam, CTO XQ Message, Partner OODA LLC
11:55-12:20 Holistic Security Posture Management for Edge on 5G and 6G Ashish Kundu, Cisco
12:20-1:30 Blockchain and FN Security Panel  DJ-SHYY Mitre (moderator), Bharat Rawal, Mahesh Chand, Dante Pacella


Day 2 - 15 March 2023

9:00-9:05 Introduction  
9:05-9:35 Keynote Presentation: ORAN, ZTA, and CI in Cloud Scott Poretsky (Ericsson)
9:35-9:50 Invited Talk: Hardware Confidential Computing for Securing Next-Gen Networks Kapil Sood (Intel)
9:50-10:05 Open Security Challenges 5G Based Critical Communications Ravishankar Borgaonkar
10:05-10:20 Threat Model for Multi-Site Private 5G Deployments Arpit Tripathi
10:20-10:30 Break
10:30-10:45 Blockchain-enabled Secure Communication in Internet of Drones Omer M Gul
10:45-11:10 Invited talk: AERPAW: A Cyberphysical Research Facility for Deep Wireless Experimentation Rudra Dutta (North Carolina State University)
11:10-11:30 Invited talk: 5G Cybersecurity at NIST’s Cybersecurity Center of Excellence Jeff Cichonsky (NIST)
11:35-11:45 Break  
11:45-12:00 5G/6G for Enabling Secure Autonomous Vehicular Communication: Research Challenges Deepanshu Garg, Rasmeet S. Bali
12:00-12:20 Invited Talk: Hybrid Quantum-Classical Machine Learning for Near Real-time Space to Ground Communication of ISS Lightning Imaging Sensor Data Samih Fadli (ORION SPACE, DOD)
12:20-12:35 Future Networks Security & Resilience: Challenges and Opportunities Ashutosh Dutta (JHU/APL), Eman Hammad (Texas A&M - RELLIS)
12:35-1:05 Keynote Presentation: 5G/Future G Security and AI/ML Arupjyoti Bhuyan (INL)
1:05-1:30 Keynote Presentation: The Evolution of 5G Security in 3GPP Release 18 and Beyond Brian Daly (ATT)


Workshop Organizing Committee

Ashutosh Dutta ProfileDr. Ashutosh Dutta is currently senior scientist and 5G Chief Strategist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL). Ashutosh also serves as the chair for Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Engineering for Professional Program at Johns Hopkins University. His career, spanning more than 30 years, includes Director of Technology Security and Lead Member of Technical Staff at AT&T, CTO of Wireless for NIKSUN, Inc., Senior Scientist and Project Manager in Telcordia Research, Director of the Central Research Facility at Columbia University, adjunct faculty at NJIT, and Computer Engineer with TATA Motors. He has more than 100 publications and 31 issued patents. Ashutosh is co-author of the book, titled, “Mobility Protocols and Handover Optimization: Design, Evaluation and Application” published by IEEE and John & Wiley. He has been serving as the founding Co-Chair for the IEEE Future Networks Initiative and serves as co-chair for security working group within FNI. Ashutosh is a Member-At-Large within IEEE Communications Society and served as Distinguished Lecturer from 2017-2020 and as an ACM Distinguished Speaker (2020-2022). Ashutosh is a Distinguished Alumnus of NIT Rourkela and obtained his MS in Computer Science from NJIT; and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, New York under the supervision of Prof. Henning Schulzrinne. Ashutosh is a Fellow of IEEE and senior member of ACM.

Eman Hammad Profile2Dr. Eman Hammad is an interdisciplinary researcher focusing on cybersecurity, trustworthy & resilient critical infrastructure systems. She obtained her PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto. Eman combines practical experience and theoretical research to shape her vision for resilient-by-design solutions in the connected world. Eman's primary focus is on how a deeper understanding of interactions between critical physical systems, communication and enabling technologies can help design new classes of operational solutions that are more resilient to cyber/physical disruptions. Her research has been recognized with merit awards (best paper award, best poster award) and has been featured on the Smart Cybersecurity Network.


Michael Enright ProfileDr. Michael A. Enright is the CEO and President of Quantum Dimension, Inc. and has 30 years of experience in security, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), embedded computing, image and video processing, RF communication and more. Dr. Enright has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California (USC) thru his work with the Signal and Image Processing Institute (SIPI) at USC, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a B.S. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and is a Senior Member of the IEEE.


Mithun Mukherjee ProfileDr. Mithun Mukherjee received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Patna, Patna, India, in 2015. He is currently a Professor at the School of Artificial Intelligence, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, China. He has (co)authored more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. Dr. Mukherjee was a recipient of the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems (ANTS) Best Paper Award. He also served/will serve as the Publicity Co-Chair of IEEE 5G World 2018-2022. His current research interests center around edge intelligence.



Miguel Gaitn profileDr. Miguel Gutiérrez Gaitán is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the Andrés Bello University (UNAB) in Santiago, Chile. He holds a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Porto, Portugal, an MS in Telecommunications Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Turin (Polito), Italy, and a BS in Electronics Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso (PUCV), Chile. Since 2023, he is also the Chairman of the IEEE ComSoc Chile Chapter, and a Research Associate at the Research Centre in Real-Time and Embedded Computing Systems (CISTER), in Porto, Portugal.

Dr. Gutiérrez Gaitán has (co-)authored more than 25 peer-reviewed publications in relevant journals and conferences including, IEEE Sensors Journal, IEEE WF-IoT, IEEE RTSS, IEEE VTC, and IEEE GLOBECOM. Among other honors and awards, he received the "Best Paper Award" at the RAGE Workshop at DAC 2022, and the "Best Work-in-Progress Paper Award" at IEEE WFCS 2021. His main research interests cover different aspects of wireless networks, real-time communication, and IoT.

Shashank GaurDr. Shashank Gaur is Conferences Tools Committee Chair for IEEE Conferences Committee since 2021. Over the past decade Shashank has been involved with the organization of multiple conferences such as ICC, GLOBECOM, RTSS, CPSWEEK, WFCS, etc. Shashank has been an IEEE volunteer for 15+ years across various OUs such as MGA, Region 8, TAB and ComSoc. Professionally, Shashank Gaur is a Systems and Safety Engineer at TTTech Auto, providing safe software and hardware platforms for automated driving. Shashank contributes to topics such as Time Sensitive Networking and Scheduling for in-vehicle communication. Shashank also actively engages in TSN standards activities on behalf of TTTech Auto.