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Network Slicing Security: Challenges and Directions

Cunha , V. A. ; Silva, E. ; de Carvalho, M. B. ; Corujo, D. ; Barraca, JPB ; Gomes, D.G. ; Granville , L. Z. ; Aguiar, R.

internet technology letters Vol. 2, Nº 4, pp. 0 - 0, August, 2019.

ISSN (print): 2476-1508
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Digital Object Identifier: 10.1002/itl2.125

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Network slicing emerges as a key technology in next generation networks, boosted by the integration of software-defined networking and network functions virtualization. However, while allowing resource sharing among multiple tenants, such networks must also ensure the security requirements needed for the scenarios they are employed. This letter presents the leading security challenges on the use of network slices at the packet core, the solutions that academy and industry are proposing to address them, pointing out some directions that should be considered.