Ericsson Research (Security Group) states in a vision of a Networked Society that by the year 2020 we will have 50 billion connected devices and that everything that can benefit from a connection will be connected. For this to become a reality, it is of utmost importance that we provide sufficient security and privacy. Mobile and fixed networks that are used for interconnecting devices and users to services need to be reliable, even in the presence of cyber-attacks. Clouds must safeguard business-critical and privacy-critical data for users and enterprises. The scale (number of devices and users) pose challenges from the point of view of convenience and automation of security. In this Research Topic, we will discuss the problems and solutions to such issues and provide some basic building blocks that can be used for prototyping purposes, including for example enablers for fundamental security functions such as user/device authentication, authorization and key management. You can also find security-related discussions in many of our other research topics.
If you are interested in working with Ericsson Research’s Security Group, you can apply for COINS funding to get you there for a one-day visit to explore common interests that could be a basis for joint work in a longer period.
We will continuously announce more opportunities as they arise.