Bhubaneswar: The Institute of Technical Education and Research (ITER), faculty of engineering at Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Deemed to be University (SOA), recently hosted a one-day seminar on the mechanics of 5G in comparison to its predecessors, as well as exploring practical applications of this cutting-edge technology. The event, titled ‘5G and Cybersecurity,’ was a collaborative effort between the Atal Incubation Centre-SOA Foundation and ITER’s Departments of Electronic Communication Engineering and Computer Science Engineering.
The seminar featured Prof. Ashutosh Dutta from John Hopkins University, USA, as the resource person. Prof. Dutta shed light on various aspects of 5G, including open forums, simulation software, professional societies, and initiatives associated with the technology. He emphasized the wealth of valuable resources available for both beginners and seasoned professionals in the field. Prof. Dutta, considering the complexity of the landscape, offered practical suggestions to navigate and comprehend it.
The seminar aimed at fostering knowledge exchange and collaboration within the academic community. It attracted heads of departments, senior professors, and Ph.D. scholars. Prof. Dutta stressed the importance of designing the 5G network to be adaptable, resilient, and flexible to support emerging applications. He highlighted the additional security pillars introduced by the 5G network, providing inherent security features.
In addressing cybersecurity concerns, Prof. Dutta advocated for a systematic approach to threat analysis and threat taxonomy. He emphasized the need for understanding associated risks and implementing effective mitigation techniques. Prof. Dutta also underscored the significance of a careful analysis of existing security controls to identify gaps in mitigating new threats. Collaboration among operators, vendors, regulators, and academia was also highlighted as crucial for the success of the 5G network.
The seminar concluded with Prof. Manas Kumar Mallick, Director of ITER, felicitating Prof. Dutta. Prof. Renu Sharma, Additional Dean (Student Affairs), played a coordinating role in the successful execution of the event.