Security in network slicing for next generation communications (SLISE): The aim of the project is to mitigate the vulnerabilities of the new virtualisation technologies massively adopted in the core 5G architecture. This will involve research into new algorithms for incident analysis, encryption, attack identification and detection, and automated response, in a more flexible context, to address the risks inherent in virtualisation technologies: Network Function Virtualisation (NFV), Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Slicing (NS). The project also plans for several use cases with different protection priorities, including critical infrastructure management and communications in the manufacturing industry.
The SLISE consortium is composed of eight Spanish companies covering the 5G cybersecurity value chain: four cybersecurity providers -S2grupo, Titanium, Plexus and Eneo-, one communications provider (Optare), one instrumentation manufacturer (GSertel) and two end-users, Red Eléctrica Española and Elewit. These companies will be supported by several technology centres, Gradiant, Vicomtech, Ikergune, Innovalia and the Polytechnic University of Madrid. All participants share the vision of providing secure communications services to society and industry today and in the future.
The project is supported by the CDTI, through its Science and Innovation Missions 2021 programme, and funded by the European Union: