19 Jul 2024

Protecting 5G campus networks

The HMF team for the COBRA-5G research project.

How can 5G campus networks be better protected against cyber attacks and unforeseen incidents? This is the question HMF Smart Solutions, as consortium leader, says it is investigating together with four partners in the new “COBRA-5G – Container-based resilient architecture for 5G campus networks” research project.

The research project is funded by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) in the “Cyber Security and Digital Sovereignty in 5G/6G Communication Technologies” programme and is designed to run for 18 months. The overall project aims to gain new insights into the behaviour of intentional and unintentional disruptors in a 5G campus network, to build a detection system from which AI-based defence mechanisms against cyber attacks and physical attacks can be developed.

HMF says the focus of the work is on “Detection and defence against jamming and cyber attacks on 5G infrastructure”. To achieve this, the HMF team is building a jammer to perform a range of jamming tests. In addition, the HMF’s own 5G campus network is being used for the COBRA 5G project, among other things.

“We are delighted to be leading this exciting research project as consortium leader, alongside great partners. We are hoping for significant results around the topic of security of 5G campus networks,” says Dr Amina Ayadi-Mießen, overall project manager and 5G expert at HMF.

Company info: HMF Smart Solutions