Generation of realistic signal strength measurements for a 5G Rogue Base Station attack scenario

Mohammad Saedi, Adrian Moore, Philip Perry, Mohammad Shojafar, Hanif Ullah, Jonathan Synnott, Ruth Brown, Ian Herwono

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Abstract

The detection and prevention of cyber-attacks is one of the main challenges in Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) autonomous platooning scenarios. A key tool in this activity is the measurement report that is generated by User Equipment (UE), containing received signal strength and location information. Such data is effective in techniques to detect Rogue Base Stations (RBS) or Subscription Permanent Identifier SUPI/5G-GUTI catchers. An undetected RBS could result in unwanted consequences such as Denial of Service (DoS) attacks and subscriber privacy attacks on the network and UE. Motivated by this, this paper presents the novel simulation of a 5G cellular system to generate a realistic dataset of signal strength measurements that can later be used in the development of techniques to identify and prevent RBS interventions. The results show that the tool can create a large dataset of realistic measurement reports which can be used to develop and validate RBS detection techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security, CNS 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-4760-4, 978-1-7281-4759-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-4761-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020
Event2020 IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security, CNS 2020 - Virtual, Online, France
Duration: 29 Jun 20201 Jul 2020

Publication series

Name2020 IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security, CNS 2020

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security, CNS 2020
CountryFrance
CityVirtual, Online
Period29/06/201/07/20

Keywords

  • 5G
  • cyber Security
  • lTE
  • privacy
  • radio Access Network
  • rogue Base Station
  • vehicle Platooning

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