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Security Working Group

The Security Working Group has been initiated to help address 5G security challenges.

One of the key learnings from the initial 5G use case testbeds and trials was the identification of a range of 5G security challenges, these were captured in the 5G Network Architecture and Security report in December 2018. Since then, DCMS has delivered the Telecoms Supply Chain Review (SCR) which highlighted further 5G security challenges and made recommendations for a strategic policy response in the form of a new telecoms security framework. This is currently been developed collaboratively with DCMS, NCSC, Ofcom and industry.

Our UK testbeds will continue to be important proving grounds for developing 5G business models and carrying out research on 5G technologies. Testbeds therefore present a fantastic opportunity to develop and test security principles and policies, at scale, across a range of use cases, as well as to identify security gaps, solve security problems and showcase good end to end security practices. This will lead to higher confidence in 5G networks and support the roll out of 5G in the UK.

Core Working Group documents

Working group chairs

  • Francesca Serravalle
    Emerging Technology Director
    Colt Technology Services
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  • Mark Hawkins
    QinetiQ Fellow
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Working group members

  • Adrian M
    Head of Incident Management
    National Cyber Security Centre
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  • Anas Tawileh
    Managing Director
    Systematics Consulting Inc.
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  • Ciara Mitchell
    Head of ScotlandIS Cyber
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  • Darwin D
    Director of Penetration Testing
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  • David Cuckow
    Head of Digital Sector
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  • Greig Paul
    Lead Mobile Networks & Security Engineer
    University of Strathclyde
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  • John Naylon
    Principal Solutions Architect - Telco
    AWS - Amazon Web Services
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  • Mark Shepherd
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  • Mike Lee
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  • Paul Beastall
    Head of Strategy
    Cambridge Consultants
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  • Saj Huq
    Director, London Office for Rapid Cybersecurity Advancement (LORCA)
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  • Stephen Douglas
    Spirent Communications
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  • Tracey Sheehan
    Global Advisory Council Director
    Utilities Technology Council
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  • Woon Hau Chin
    Research Manager
    Toshiba Research
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