- Event: Security from a Wireless Spectrum Perspective: Technology Innovation and Policy Research Needs
- Date: September 13, 2018
- Location: 490 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Suite 8001, Washington D.C.
- Participant List
- Workshop Report: Security from a Wireless Spectrum Perspective: Technology Innovation and Policy Research Needs, September 30, 2019.
- Workshop References and Resources, September 2018.
- Federal Register Notice 83 FR 42171, “Security From a Wireless Spectrum Perspective: Technology Innovation and Policy Research Needs”, The Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) National Coordination Office (NCO), National Science Foundation, August 20, 2018
Communications over the wireless medium pose security threats that are yet to be fully understood. It is currently possible for attackers that are within the wireless range to hijack or intercept an unprotected connection without being detected. With the advent of sophisticated cognitive radios, and wireless devices, and applications such as the Internet of Things (IOT), drones, small satellites, driverless cars, and wireless healthcare devices, the security threat of attacks occurring is rapidly increasing. As 5G, low-power wide area networks, and other emerging systems are deployed, security issues are expected to increase unless new protective technologies and policies are in place.
The Wireless Spectrum R&D Interagency Working Group (WSRD) conducted a workshop, “Security from a Wireless Spectrum Perspective: Technology Innovation and Policy Research Needs,” on September 13, 2018, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the National Information Technology R&D (NITRD) office in Washington D.C. In an era where spectrum can be shared or traded on a real-time basis, this workshop focused on the challenge of securing and assuring spectrum availability and performance over wireless links. Related topics included securing the control and signaling plane, hardware and software technology advances needed for enhanced trustworthiness, waveforms for mitigating attacks, protecting receivers and transmitters, detecting and preventing attackers, and spectrum security policy issues.
Participants included experts from Federal, state, and local agencies, industry, and academia whose goal was to exchange information and identify wireless security research opportunities and challenges.
The main goals of this workshop were to:
- Identify wireless security scenarios and issues in the context of increasingly congested and contested spectrum, and the emerging spectrum sharing and trading frameworks.
- Discuss the ongoing technology innovations and the related short- and long-term regulatory frameworks.
- Describe innovative tools, techniques, and experimentation for future research.
- 5G NR Jamming, Spoofing, and Sniffing: Threat Assessment and Mitigation, Vuk Marojevic; Marc Lichtman; Raghunandan Rao; Jeffrey Reed; Roger Piqueras Jover
- 5G Wireless Security, Arupjyoti (Arup) Bhuyan
- Believe It or Not: Wireless Walking on Air Drones and Wireless Security, Wade Trappe
- IMSI Exchange over the air for LTE Access Network, Munawwar Sohul; Jeff Reed
- LTE Security, Privacy, and Assurance: Key Research Challenges and Hardware Needs, Jeff Reed; Vuk Marojevic
- Machine Learning in Wireless Security, K.P. (Suba) Subbalakshmi
- Putting Wireless Signal Security in a System Security Context, Wade Trappe
- Scalable Enforcement, Henning Schulzrinne
- Security Issues in Radar-Communications Spectrum Sharing, John Chapin
- The Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, Matthew Barrett
- Vulnerabilities of LTE to RF Interference and Spoofing, Mina Labib; Vuk Marojevic; Carl Dietrich; Jeffrey H. Reed