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On the security of 6G use cases: Threat Analysis of 'All-Senses Meeting'

Following the innovations in 5G, new capabilities and features of the upcoming 6G will enable a plethora of futuristic use-cases. Two examples are AI partners and the Internet of Senses. It is important to understand the architectural changes foreseen by 6G as well as possible new threats, to ensure availability and privacy of sensor data, which might be directly linked to the correct functioning of vital infrastructures and can even pertain to the safety of human lives.

In this paper, we particularly focus on telepresence, specifically an all-senses meeting use case. We first identify the assets involved and the threat agents that could cause harm. This allows us to extract the model related to threat analysis and quantify the threats and the vulnerability criticality. Then, we propose the necessary mitigation mechanisms to remedy the requirements of our threat analysis. Finally, we draw conclusions that could pave the way to future avenues of research.

Full abstract in IEEEXplore DOI: 10.1109/CCNC49033.2022.9700673


Zakaria Laaroussi, Elif Ustundag Soykan, Michael Liljenstam, Utku Gülen, Leyli Karaçay, Emrah Tomur – Ericsson Research

Presented at IEEE 19th Annual Consumer Communications & Networking, January 8, 2022

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