Senior Researcher, Technische Universität Berlin
Attack Surfaces for 5G Networks?
This talk provides practical insights into the first phase of commercial 5G networks across the world. The emphasis is placed on the security issues that have been identified in the previous generations and may still prevail in 5G networks. Although major security improvements have been carried out by the standardization bodies, they differ in implementations. Experimental findings are provided to illustrate how secure 5G networks are compared to their previous generations and what to expect in the second phase of 5G networks.
Dr. Altaf Shaik, is currently a senior researcher at the Technische Universität Berlin in Germany. He conducts advanced research in telecommunications, esp., 6G architecture, openRAN, and 5G radio access and core network security. He holds more than 10 years of experience in telecom security and combines a professional background in embedded programming, wireless communications, and offensive network security. His renowned research exposed several vulnerabilities in the commercial 4G and 5G specifications and commercial networks that allow attackers to perform powerful attacks affecting millions of base stations, handsets, M2M, and NB-IoT devices.
Altaf is a frequent speaker at various prestigious international security conferences such as Blackhat USA & Europe, T2, SECT, Nullcon, Hardware.io and HITB, and many others. His accomplishments landed him in the hall of fame of Google, Qualcomm, Huawei, and GSMA. He also trains various companies and organizations in exploit development and also building secure mobile networks including their testing and security assessment.