The IEEE EDS NSEC Student Branch Chapter in association with the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering organized a one day seminar on “Security in SDF/NFV and 5G Networks: Opportunities and Challenges” on 4 August, 2018. Prof. Ashutosh Dutta, Senior Wireless Communication Systems Research Scientist at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Labs (JHU/APL), presented his valuable lecture on the aforementioned topic. Prof. Dutta holds the respected positions of Director of Industry Outreach and IEEE 5G Initiative Co-chair apart from being an eminent Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE ComSoc.
The lecture session commenced with a brief introduction to IEEE membership and its benefits for students and professionals. It was followed by the evolution of network technology from 1G to 4G, exposing the loopholes in these that could lead to security breaches. The second part of the talk primarily focused on the new opportunities and challenges in dealing with 5G technology. The talk was quite informative and explained the concept of 5G technology, focusing on its applications in potential areas of real-time communications. Prof. Dutta also guided us to make a local 5G setup in our lab.