5G Security and Privacy

Date: Tuesday July 10
Time: 11:00 – 6:30
Room: TBD

5G with vision of “everything connected” is to be deployed in integration with existing technologies by 2020. 5G has higher bandwidth, higher networking capabilities, and higher extensive signal coverage capacity, making it a possible for IoT into reality. The integration of the existing technologies with 5G is inevitable. These all lead to security and privacy as a challenging task in 5G.

Modern day adversaries’ targets include almost everything: user devices, access and core networks, home and external networks. Instead of an individual security mechanism, a systematically integrated approach is needed. 5G Security management a challenge to vertical industries, for instance, managing identities, performing authentication, defending against denial of service (DoS) attacks, and protecting confidentiality and integrity of service traffic.


 Timing  Title
Theme: 5G Security and Privacy 
11:00 Opening Remarks 
11:05 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Anand Prasad, NEC Corporation
This is how to do it: Securing 5G Business to technology
11:35 Speaker: Ulf Lindqvist, SRI International
Topic: Dreaming Big: Trustworthiness at Scale
12:05 Panel Discussion: Mobile Communications Security
The unprecedented growth of mobile computing environments has created major concerns in security of mobile communication. Hence it is necessary to address important issues in security architecture for mobile communications.
Moderator: TBD
Dr. Anand Prasad, NEC Corporation
Joe Jarzombek, Synopsis, Inc.
Ulf Lindqvist, SRI International
Drew Van Duren, OnBoard Security, Inc.
13:00  Lunch
Theme: 5G Security Architecture 
14:00 Keynote Speaker: Donna Dodson, NIST Fellow, Cyber Security Advisor
Topic: Cybersecurity Standards, 5G and NIST.
14:30 Topic: Advanced Security for IoT: Underpinning Networks of Users and Devices with Solid Trust Metrics
Speaker: David Kravitz, Vice President, Crypto Systems Research, DarkMatter
15:00 Panel Discussion: Future Generation Blockchain, a Boon or Bane to Mankind?
Donna Dodson, NIST Fellow, Cyber Security Advisor
Igor Faynberg, Stevens Institute of Technology
David Kravitz, Vice President, Crypto Systems Research, DarkMatter
Dilip Krishnaswamy, Reliance Jio Infocomm
16:00  Break
Theme: TBD 
16:30 Speaker: Antonio Skarmeta, University of Murcia
17:00 SpeakerTarun Viswanathan, Intel
17:30 Panel Discussion
Moderator: TBD
Antonio Skarmeta, University of Murcia
Tarun Viswanathan, Intel
Dr. Amruthur Narasimhan, Global 5G Tutorial Coordinator
18:20 Closing Remarks


Keynote Speakers

Donna F. Dodson, NIST

Donna F. Dodson is the Associate Director Chief Cyber Security Advisor of the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) and the Chief Cybersecurity Advisor for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).   She is also the Director of NIST’s National Cybersecuity Center of Excellence (NCCoE).

Donna’s research interests include applied cryptography, key management, authentication and security testing.  She has led technical teams to produce standards, guidelines and tools in each of these areas.

Donna received two Department of Commerce Gold Medals and three NIST Bronze Medals.  She was a Fed 100 Award winner for her innovations in cybersecurity and in 2011 was included in the top 10 influential people in government information security.  Donna recently received a Fedscoop 50 award and has been recognized as one of DC’s Top 50 Women in Tech.

Dr. Anand Prasad, NEC Corporation

Dr. Anand R. Prasad, Fellow IET & IETE, is Chief Advanced Technologist, NEC Corporation, where he leads the mobile communications security activity. Anand is the chairman of 3GPP SA3, member of the governing body of GISFI and governing council member of TSDSI. He has 20+ years of experience in all aspects of mobile networking industry around the globe.

Anand has published 6 books, 50+ peer reviewed papers, is editor-in-chief of the “Journal of ICT Standardization” published by River Publishers and, most of all, he is a passionate speaker on information security.

He is recipient of the 2014 ITU-AJ “Encouragement Award: ICT Accomplishment Field” and the 2012 (ISC)2 “Asia Pacific Information Security Leadership Achievements” award as a Senior Information Security Professional.”


David W. Kravitz, Crypto Systems Research, DarkMatter

David W. Kravitz is Vice President of Crypto Systems Research at DarkMatter, and heads DarkMatter’s blockchain team that is focused on providing an IoT-compatible access-controlled, auditable and privacy-preserving transaction platform. His extensive information security experience spans a wide range of application areas, including voice- and data- critical infrastructure, digital rights management, payments, smart grid, IoT, and high-value assets transfer. He began his career at the National Security Agency, where as Senior Technical Advisor he “combined his exceptional skills in protocol and algorithm design with his evaluation capabilities to profoundly enhance the security posture of communications,” as stated in the Certificate of Achievement he was awarded by the Director of NSA. He has also held senior positions at Sandia National Laboratories, CertCo/Bankers Trust Electronic Commerce, Digital Video Express, Wave Systems Corp., Motorola Labs, Certicom Research/BlackBerry, and IBM Research. He was the principal architect of the Membership Services identity management framework of the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric project, and invented DSA, the elliptic curve variant of which, ECDSA, underlies Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains. He serves as a Technical Advisor for CENTRI – Advanced Security for IoT, and Atonomi – The Secure Ledger of Things. He holds a Ph.D. and Masters in Electrical Engineering – Systems from University of Southern California, a Masters in Mathematical Sciences from Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelors in Mathematics from Rutgers University.

Ulf Lindqvist, SRI International

Ulf Lindqvist is a senior technical director in the Computer Science Laboratory at SRI International. He manages research and development programs regarding infrastructure security for government and commercial clients. His areas of expertise include cybersecurity, infrastructure systems, intrusion detection in computer systems, and security for the Internet of Things and other systems that interact with the physical world.

Dr. Lindqvist leads SRI’s support for the Cyber Security Division at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate. He also leads SRI’s Internet of Things Security and Privacy Center. He has previously served in various leading roles in the security research and engineering community, including vice chair of the IEEE Cybersecurity Initiative, chair of the IEEE Computer Society’s Technical Committee on Security and Privacy, and general chair for the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy.

Dr. Lindqvist holds a Ph.D. in computer engineering and a M.S. degree in computer science and engineering, both from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. He was named an SRI Fellow in 2016.

Antonio Skarmeta, University of Murcia

Dr. Antonio F. Skarmeta received the M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Granada and B.S. (Hons.) and the Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Murcia Spain. Since 2009 he is Full Professor at the same department and University. Antonio F. Skarmeta has worked on different research projects in the national and international area in the networking, security and IoT area, like Seinit, Deserec, Enable, Daidalos, SWIFT, IoT6, SMARTIE and SocIOtal. He is the  head of the research group ANTS since its creation on 1995 and member of TDL. Actually he is also advisor to the vice-rector of Research of the University of Murcia for International projects and head of the International Research Project Office and national representative for MSCA.

He has published over 90 international papers and being member of several program committees. He has also participated in several standardization activities being co-authors of some drafts at the IETF.

Tarun Viswanathan, Intel

Tarun Viswanathan is currently a Platform Solution Architect in Intel’s Network Platform Group and is responsible for working with Enterprise end customers to define solution architecture that helps accelerate the adoption of software-defined networking and network functions virtualization.

Tarun started his career as a Network Security Engineer and moved on to the role of a Security Architect responsible for data protection, endpoint protection and cloud security prior to taking on his current role as an Enterprise Platform Solution Architect.

Tarun holds the CISSP and CCSK certifications and has three US patents. He has been with Intel for over 17 years.



Igor Faynberg, a 2011 Bell Labs Fellow, is an industry consultant and an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science in Stevens Institute of Technology. He represents Cable Television Laboratories in the ETSI NFV ISG, where he has been chairing the Security Working Group for the past four years.

Prior to founding the Stargazers Consulting LLC in 2015, Dr. Faynberg had had various staff and management positions in Bell Labs and Alcatel-Lucent business units where he had contributed to various R&D projects, starting from the development of variants of Karmarkar algorithm for supercomputers, Intelligent Network and its interworking with the Internet, to Cloud Computing and Network Functions Virtualization. Most recently he directed a group that researched solutions for security and identity management problems and led their standardization in the ATIS, IETF, ITU-T, ISO/IEC, ETSI, and INCITS Cyber Security Committee.

Prior to joining Bell Labs in 1986, Dr Faynberg had contributed to design and development of operating systems and a hypervisor as well as a network management suite for the Sperry Distributed Communications Architecture and designed the Local Area Networking architecture and protocols for the Borroughs Network Architecture.

Dr. Faynberg holds over 50 U.S. and international patents for inventions relevant to converged services, data communications, and security, and he has over 30 refereed publications in application of computers science to communications and network security. He has co-authored three books entitled, respectively, Intelligent Network Standards, Their Applications to Services (McGraw-Hill, 1997), Converged Networks and Services: Internetworking IP With PSTN (John Wiley & Sons, 2000), and Cloud Computing—Business, Trends, and Technologies (John Wiley & Sons, 2016).

Joe Jarzombek, Director for Government, Aerospace & Defense Programs, Synopsys, Inc.

Joe Jarzombek is Director for Government, Aerospace & Defense Programs in Synopsys, Inc., the Silicon to Software™ partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications.  He guides efforts to focus Synopsys’ global leadership in electronic design automation (EDA), semiconductor IP, and software security and quality solutions in addressing technology challenges of the public sector and aerospace and defense communities.   He participates in relevant consortia, public-private collaboration groups, standards groups, and academic R&D projects to assist in accelerating technology adoption.

Previously, Joe served as Global Manager for Software Supply Chain Solutions in the Software Integrity Group at Synopsys.  In that role he led efforts to enhance capabilities to mitigate software supply chain risks via testing technologies and services that integrate within acquisition and development processes; enabling detection, reporting, and remediation of defects and security vulnerabilities to gain assurance and visibility within the software supply chain.

Jarzombek has more than 30 years focused on software security, safety and quality in embedded and networked systems.  He has participated in industry consortia such as ITI, SAFECode and CISQ; test and certification organizations such as Underwriters Labs’ Cybersecurity Assurance Program, standards bodies, and government agencies to address software assurance and supply chain challenges.

Prior to joining Synopsys, Jarzombek served in the government public sector; collaborating with industry, federal agencies, and international allies in addressing cybersecurity challenges.  He served as the Director for Software & Supply Chain Assurance in the US Department of Homeland Security Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, and he served in the US Department of Defense as the Deputy Director for Information Assurance in the Office of the CIO and the Director for Software Intensive Systems in the Office of Acquisition, Technology and Logistics.

Jarzombek is a retired Lt Colonel in US Air Force and a Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP). He received an MS in Computer Information Systems from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and a BA in Computer Science and BBA in Data Processing and Analysis from the University of Texas – Austin.

Dilip KrishnaswamyDilip Krishnaswamy, Reliance Jio Infocomm

Dr Dilip Krishnaswamy is currently serving as Vice President (New Technology Initiatives) at Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. Previously, he has worked as a senior scientist at IBM Research, as a platform architect at Intel, and as a senior staff researcher in the office of the chief scientist at Qualcomm. He has a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is an inventor on 61 granted US patents, and has 70+ publications.  His research interests include distributed information processing, distributed function virtualization, distributed resource management, blockchain technology, edge services, NFV/SDN,  NB-IoT, AI/ML, and 5G architecture & systems.


Dr. Amruthur Narasimhan, Global 5G Tutorial Coordinator/Chair

Amruthur Narasimhan is a consultant in Information Security, Cyber Security and privacy areas. He has over 25 years of experience in System Engineering, Architecture, Technical Leadership and Management, Software Development, Communication Protocols, and Project Management. He has held various positions in multinational companies: Software Engineer Manager Chief at SAIC, Security Consultant at Northrop Grumman, President of Amrutek Services, Technical Manager at Avaya, Principal Technical Staff Member at AT&T, and Associate Professor in Department of Computer Science at Stevens Institute of Technology.

Narasimhan was chair of the IEEE conference on Mobile Security/Cyber Security and Privacy held in 2014 and 2015. He received the IEEE third Millennium Medal for contributions in Electronic Commerce and Multimedia Technology in May 2000. He also received IEEE Region 1 award for technical achievement in 2002, and for eBusiness and Internet Technologies and technical achievements for Innovation in Artificial Intelligence Technology in 1997. He has been coordinator and speaker for various IEEE conferences on VoIP security, WLAN security and Multimedia security. He was chair of IEEE NJ coast section consultant’s network, chair of IEEE NJ Coast Section PACE, Chair of IEEE NJ Coast Section (1996-2002) and Chair of IEEE NJ Computer Chapter (1993-1996).

Narasimhan has good communication skills being a coach for Dale Carnegie courses on Human relations. He has graduated as Competent Toast Master in Public Speaking from Toast Masters International. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, one of the prestigious institutions in India.

Drew Van Duren, Technical Director of IoT Security, OnBoard Security, Inc.

Drew Van Duren is Technical Director of IoT Security at OnBoard Security, Inc., a cybersecurity company dedicated to the safe and secure deployment of transportation systems, advanced cryptography and hardware-enhanced trusted computing. A seasoned DoD and transportation industry security professional, Drew highlights 15 years of support to commercial and government organizations in their efforts to secure vital systems through threat modeling, cryptographic key management, PKI engineering, secure software development and secure interoperable network protocol design. Originally an aerospace engineer, his experience evolved into cyber-physical risk management and communications security. He has provided extensive security expertise to the U.S. FAA Unmanned Air System (UAS) integration office and in conjunction with the RTCA developed cryptographic security requirements for unmanned aircraft that will operate in the US National Airspace System (NAS). Drew has also managed as Technical Director the two largest FIPS 140-2 (cryptographic module) testing laboratories, and has led security architecture design of multiple high assurance systems for the DoD. Drew co-authored the book, ‘Practical Internet of Things Security’ and today provides security consulting for the New York City Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment, the world’s largest planned deployment of 10,000 connected vehicles and hundreds of smart infrastructure devices.


Advanced Security for IoT: Underpinning Networks of Users and Devices with Solid Trust Metrics: As 5G’s properties of low latency, high bandwidth, and massive connectivity enable such applications as remote surgery and instantly responsive networks of self-driving cars, it is imperative to avoid the pitfalls of garbage-in, garbage-out. This talk will tour how to utilize the confluence of blockchain, existing roots of trust, machine learning, reputation scoring, and sound cryptographic practices to safely meld our on-chain and off-chain transactional lives.

This is how to do it: Securing 5G business to technology: “Secure 5G” will take us towards a new era of innovation and transformation of society. This talk will expand on securing 5G as a business concept and as a technology. Since holistic security is a must, both standard based 3GPP 5G Phase 1 security and non-standard aspects of 5G security will be highlighted. Concluding with a glimpse to future – 3GPP 5G Phase 2 security!



Rajendra Hegadi 
Indian Institute of
Information Technology

Lawrence Hughes
Sixscape Communications
David Kravitz
Crypto Systems
Research, DarkMatter