Use Cases

The project will develop a testbed prototype that will be among the most contemporary in Industry and Academia, where it will test the performance of the proposed SANCUS suite under three pilot use cases.

The testbed will be developed for empowering virtualising 5G technologies, assets and applications with confidence and with particular attention to reproduce massively distributed IoT setting, while integrating all 5G technologies (i.e. SDN, NFV, MEC, CCN and NRS) within a latest IoT, Core and RAN buildout.

(PUC1) Automated 5G Core network, IoT and container application security (Virtualisation & Management Layer)

This Use-Case aims to fulfil vertical high‐speed, low‐latency and massive connectivity requirements, while keeping 5G Cores and IoT networks intelligently orchestrated to support end‐to‐end applications and services over cloud‐native programmable network, compute and storage infrastructure.

(PUC2) Automated firmware security and code integrity validation and purification (Firmware Layer)

This Use-Case will perform the security compliance checks, as well as, risk assessment on the IoT devices connected to SANCUS testbed. It will demonstrate how the SANCUS scheme can (i) provide effective detection of malicious firmware, (ii) mitigate the impact of the malicious firmware on the network and its devices, and (iii) accurately report the security risks, by only relying on its automated analysis of the binary firmwares of its devices.

(PUC3) Automated cybersecurity optimisation in distributed networks (Virtualisation, Management, Firmware Layer)

This Use-Case will keep firewalls, routers, switches and other devices configured to minimise risks and to comply with security policies is time‐consuming and costly, especially for large networks. In addition, effective security policy management requires device‐level analysis, network‐level compliance analysis, and risk assessment of ongoing network/firmware changes.