IEEE Future Networks World Forum
13–15 November 2023 // Baltimore, MD, USA
Imagining the Network of the Future

TUT5: Security Considerations for Mobile Edge Computing



Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) is a technology framework that brings computational resources, including processing power, storage, and network connectivity, closer to mobile devices and users. In MEC, these resources are deployed at the edge of the cellular network, typically in close proximity to cell towers and base stations. This contrasts with traditional cloud computing, where data processing and storage occur in centralized data centers that can be distant from the end-user.

Key aspects and features of MEC include Low Latency, Proximity, Resource Optimization, Scalability, Context Awareness and Security. Security measures are implemented at the edge to protect sensitive data and ensure the integrity of the network. This can include encryption, access control, and authentication mechanisms.

Applications and use cases of MEC are diverse and include AR/VR, IoT, Content Delivery, Connected Vehicles, Smart Grids. MEC is also a critical component in the evolution of 5G networks. 

The tutorial provides a forum for researchers and engineers from academia and industry to develop a deep understanding of MEC Security. The participants would be exposed to wide and diverse topics in MEC Security, including existing and new attack surfaces and attack vectors along with their mitigation.


Rajeev Shorey is the former CEO of the University of Queensland – IIT Delhi Academy of Research (UQIDAR) at IIT Delhi, India. He received his Ph.D. and MS (Engg) in Electrical Communication Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India. He received his B.E degree in Computer Science and Engineering from IISc. Dr. Shorey’s work has resulted in more than 75 publications in international journals and conferences and 13 US patents in the area of wireless, wired networks, including wireless security.

Dr. Shorey has served on the Editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing and is currently serving on the Editorial boards of IEEE IoT Journal and WINET 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 is the founding member of the Communication Systems & Networks (COMSNETS) and AIMLSystems conferences 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 (IETE), India, Fellow of IET, UK and a Senior Member of IEEE. 


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.



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