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Generation of realistic signal strength measurements for a 5G Rogue Base Station attack scenario

Saedi, M. ORCID: 0000-0001-6436-1057, Moore, A., Perry, P. , Shojafar, M., Ullah, H., Synnott, J., Brown, R. & Herwono, I. (2020). Generation of realistic signal strength measurements for a 5G Rogue Base Station attack scenario. In: 2020 IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS). 2020 IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS), 29 Jun - 1 Jul 2020, Avignon, France. doi: 10.1109/cns48642.2020.9162275


The detection and prevention of cyber-attacks is one of the main challenges in Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) autonomous platooning scenarios. A key tool in this activity is the measurement report that is generated by User Equipment (UE), containing received signal strength and location information. Such data is effective in techniques to detect Rogue Base Stations (RBS) or Subscription Permanent Identifier SUPI/5G-GUTI catchers. An undetected RBS could result in unwanted consequences such as Denial of Service (DoS) attacks and subscriber privacy attacks on the network and UE. Motivated by this, this paper presents the novel simulation of a 5G cellular system to generate a realistic dataset of signal strength measurements that can later be used in the development of techniques to identify and prevent RBS interventions. The results show that the tool can create a large dataset of realistic measurement reports which can be used to develop and validate RBS detection techniques.

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Publisher Keywords: 5G, LTE, Rogue Base Station, Cyber Security, Vehicle Platooning, Privacy, Radio Access Network
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology
Departments: School of Science & Technology
School of Science & Technology > Computer Science
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