Israeli startup OneLayer has opened what it claims is one of the world’s first 5G private network security labs with the goal to research threats into private cellular networks.
The lab will act as a digital twin to simulate specific threat scenarios posed to an enterprise network. The simulations will be tailored to help 5G companies developing private networks find the best security solutions they need.
OneLayer said the reason the lab is needed is due to the anticipated growth in 5G private networks and these networks needing to be as secure as enterprise IP networks in the cellular domain. Private networks will give organizations improved connectivity, increased reliability, dedicated bandwidth, no lag time and connectivity of internet of things (IoT).
The 5G security lab provides a simulated environment for cyber and telecom companies to examine diverse security challenges and solutions in this domain.
The lab will use equipment from Nokia, Druid and Airspan to create different types of private networks based on cores, end units and IoT devices to model different types of cyberattacks and the solutions to defend against them.
“The goal of this security lab is to provide the opportunity to test private networks and security use cases to improve the understanding of connected IoT and OT devices for continued R&D of OneLayer’s private cellular security platform,” said Liron Ben-Horin, VP of Systems Engineering at OneLayer. “We intend to collect and analyze data in order to profile devices and segment networks appropriately. We want to share our tools and capabilities with the private network ecosystem to foster industry collaboration.”