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Security threats in network coding-enabled mobile small cells

Security threats in network coding-enabled mobile small cells

Parsamehr, Reza, Mantas, Georgios ORCID: 0000-0002-8074-0417, Radwan, Ayman, Rodriguez, Jonathan and Martínez, José-Fernán (2018) Security threats in network coding-enabled mobile small cells. In: Broadband Communications, Networks, and Systems. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST) (263). Springer, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 337-346. ISBN 978-3030-051945 ISSN 1867-8211 (doi:

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The recent explosive growth of mobile data traffic, the continuously growing demand for higher data rates, and the steadily increasing pressure for higher mobility have led to the fifth-generation mobile networks. To this end, network-coding (NC)-enabled mobile small cells are considered as a promising 5G technology to cover the urban landscape by being set up on-demand at any place, and at any time on any device. In particular, this emerging paradigm has the potential to provide significant benefits to mobile networks as it can decrease packet transmission in wireless multicast, provide network capacity improvement, and achieve robustness to packet losses with low energy consumption. However, despite these significant advantages, NC-enabled mobile small cells are vulnerable to various types of attacks due to the inherent vulnerabilities of NC. Therefore, in this paper, we provide a categorization of potential security attacks in NC-enabled mobile small cells. Particularly, our focus is on the identification and categorization of the main potential security attacks on a scenario architecture of the ongoing EU funded H2020-MSCA project “SECRET” being focused on secure network coding-enabled mobile small cells.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Broadband Communications, Networks, and Systems
Additional Information: Proceedings of the 9th International EAI Conference, Broadnets 2018, Faro, Portugal, September 19–20, 2018.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mobile Small Cells, 5G Communications, Security, Network Coding, D2D Communications
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Engineering (ENG)
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2020 13:40

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