Tutorial: Securing 5G Communications with Massive IoT

Date Time Room Speaker Affiliation
1/10/2019 16:30 – 18:30 Seminar room 7 Giridhar Mandyam & Rajeev Shorey


Tata Consultancy Services


Connected devices have become critical for many applications where humans are not interacting with the devices.  Internet-of-Things (IoT) is a term that encompasses such devices, and although they enable many new technical advances – they also present new and interesting challenges in terms of cybersecurity. In this tutorial, we study in-depth the ‘Massive IoT’ use case of 5G. We present an overview of the challenges IoT devices present in terms of communications security. When considering the different means by which IoT devices access the internet (physical interfaces, protocols, etc.), a framework for ensuring best security practices is presented. In addition, remote detection of compromised IoT devices is also discussed. The tutorial will present various categories of attack vectors related to IoT and Industrial IoT and also address mitigation of some of the attacks. Further, the tutorial will present key challenges in securing M2M Systems with an emphasis on Vehicular (V2X) Communications & Autonomous Driving, both critical use cases of 5G Communications. The tutorial will present key challenges in securing Industrial IoT systems. The tutorial will also cover key standards and industry forums in IoT, Industrial IoT and M2M security.


Dr. Giridhar D. (Giri) Mandyam is the Chief Security Architect for all IoT and Automotive products that Qualcomm produces. He has also worked at Rockwell International, Texas Instruments and Nokia. He was Chair of the S34-3 Ad Hoc Group on Presentation Logic and Service Frameworks for the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) and was a key contributor in development of the ATSC 3.0 specification. Moreover, he was Qualcomm’s Advisory Committee representative to the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C), he has served as Chair of the W3C Geolocation Working Group. Dr. Mandyam is inventor or co-inventor of more than 50 issued US patents and was recognized in 2017 by Qualcomm with the IP Achievement Award. He has also published over 80 conference and journal papers, and 5 book chapters. He is a co-author of the text Third-Generation CDMA Systems for Enhanced Data Services (Academic Press, 2002). He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and has been a member of the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.

Dr. Shorey is heading the Standards Cell at Tata Consultancy Services. He has earlier worked at IBM Research and GM Research Labs. Dr. Shorey is the co-inventor of more than 12 US patents. He has published more than 55 conference and journal papers. He has served on the Editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing and is currently serving on the Editorial board of the IEEE IoT Journal and the WINET (Wireless Networks Journal of Mobile Communication, Computation and Information) Journal. He is the editor of the book titled “Mobile, Wireless and Sensor Networks: Technology, Applications and Future Directions” published by John Wiley, US in March 2006. Dr. Shorey has given numerous talks, tutorials and seminars in industry and academia all over the world. He is the founding member of the Communication Systems & Networks (COMSNETS) conference in India. For his contributions in the area of Communication Networks, Dr. Shorey was elected a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering in 2007. Dr. Shorey was recognized by ACM as a Distinguished Scientist in December 2014. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, India and a Senior Member of IEEE.

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