The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) organized a workshop on "Security for 5G and beyond" which took place on
22 August 2022 at ITU headquarters, (Room H) in Geneva, Switzerland. The workshop was organised as a
remote participation. The workshop took place a day before the next
ITU-T Study Group 17 meeting taking place from 23 August to 2 September at the same venue.
The objectives of the workshop include, but are not limited to:
- a focus on 5G [IMT-2020] security gaps and new security directions for 6G [IMT-2030];
- better understand the threat landscape and identify novel security concepts for 6G [IMT-2030];
- provide a platform for knowledge exchange of on-going 5G security activities in relevant ITU study groups and other relevant groups such as ITU-T SG2, 3, 13 and 17, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC27, ETSI, 3GPP, and GSMA and identify any security gaps;
- develop common understanding of the security challenges in 6G [IMT-2030];
- identify challenges that need to be addressed and fundamental security requirements and functions to build 6G security including strategies for transition from 5G security to 6G security;
- explore opportunities for collaboration on new topics and in on-going work as well as identify mechanisms to facilitate collaboration and harmonisation of standardization activities for 5G security and beyond.
Participation in the workshop was open to ITU Member States, Sector Members, Associates and Academic Institutions and to any individual from a country that is a member of ITU who wishes to contribute to the work. This includes individuals who are also members of international, regional and national organizations. Participation in the workshop was free of charge but no fellowships were granted for the workshop.