5G and the Need for Platform Integrity
Current cellular architecture will not be suitable for 5G because it will not scale to the anticipated number of connected endpoints and their rich diversity. The distribution of the previously centralized Core Network (CN) functionality, e.g., Access Authentication and Authorization, has to be decentralized, leading to the demise of the most utilized tool of network security engineering, Physical Security Perimeter. The asserted and attested Platform Integrity of the network nodes that comprise the edges of the network, the network cloud, “network fog”, and the endpoints will allow mobile network operators (MNOs) to create Virtual Network Perimeters and allow highly reliable, diverse, and flexible 5G networks. This article describes the reasons for such network transformation, provides references to applicable standardization activities, and uses the examples of support for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and connected automobiles by 5G networks to justify the need for Platform Integrity.
Trusted Computing Group (TCG) http://www.trustedcomputinggroup.org/
TS 22.125 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) support in 3GPP.
TR 22.829 Enhancement for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).
TR 22.825 Study on Remote Identification of Unmanned Aerial Systems
TR 23.754 Study on supporting unmanned aerial systems connectivity,
Identification and tracking.
TR 23.755 Study on application layer support for Unmanned Aerial
Global Platform (GP) http://www.globalplatform.org/
IETF Remote Attestation Procedures WG https://datatracker.ietf.org/wg/rats/about/
IETF Security Automation and Continuous Monitoring WG https://datatracker.ietf.org/wg/sacm/about/
RATS Network Device Attestation Workflow https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-fedorkow-rats-network-device-attestation/
RATS Architecture https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-birkholz-rats-architecture/
SACM Requirements https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc8248
SACM Software Inventory Message and Attributes (SWIMA) for PATNC
SACM Endpoint Posture Collection Profile https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-sacm-ecp/
SACM Concise Software Identification Tags https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-sacm-coswid/
IETF JSON Web Token (JWT) https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7519
IETF CBOR Web Token (CWT) https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc8392
TCG Runtime Integrity Preservation in Mobile Devices https://trustedcomputinggroup.org/wp-content/uploads/TCG_MPWG_RIP_r105_pubrev.pdf
IEEE Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (WAVE) https://standards.ieee.org/standard/1609_0-2019.html
SAE J2735 Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) Message
Set Dictionary https://www.sae.org/standards/content/j2735_200911/
ITU-T Collaboration on ITS Communication Standards https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/extcoop/cits/Pages/default.aspx
ITU-T X.1373 Secure software update capability for intelligent transportation
system communication devices https://www.itu.int/rec/T-REC-X.1373/en
ISO 24089 Road vehicles—Software update engineering, work-inprogress