COBRA-5G: HMF leads research project on protecting 5G campus networks from cyber attacks

COBRA-5G: HMF leads research project on protecting 5G campus networks from cyber attacks

Bad Münder, 20 October 2023 – How can 5G campus networks be better protected against cyber attacks and unforeseen incidents – this is the question HMF Smart Solutions, as consortium leader, is investigating together with four partners in the new “COBRA-5G – Container-based resilient architecture for 5G campus networks” research project.

The research project is funded by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) in the “Cyber Security and Digital Sovereignty in 5G/6G Communication Technologies” program and is designed to run for 18 months. The overall project aims to gain new insights into the behaviour of intentional and unintentional disruptors in a 5G campus network, to build a detection system from which AI-based defence mechanisms against cyber attacks and physical attacks can be developed.

For HMF, the focus of the work is on “Detection and defence against jamming and cyber attacks on 5G infrastructure”. To achieve this, the HMF team (pictured) is building a jammer to perform a range of jamming tests. In addition, the HMF’s own 5G campus network is being used for the COBRA 5G project, among other things. “We are delighted to be leading this exciting research project as consortium leader, alongside great partners. We are hoping for significant results around the topic of security of 5G campus networks,” says Dr Amina Ayadi-Mießen, overall project manager and 5G expert at HMF.

All the information and news around the project can be accessed at any time on the dedicated website The research group will also be presenting COBRA-5G at PMRExpo 2023 – Europe’s Leading Trade Fair for Secure Communications (28 – 30 November 2023 in Cologne).


About HMF Smart Solutions

HMF Smart Solutions (HMF), based in Bad Münder, Germany, has been developing and implementing customised, mission-critical communication solutions in the field of professional mobile radio for more than 40 years. HMF is an established specialist for technologies such as TETRA and LTE/5G, offering highly available and secure radio communication solutions for industrial, utility and transport companies, the oil and gas industry as well as for security and rescue forces, among others. HMF regards itself as a holistic solution provider whose core expertise is comprehensive project support from a single source – from development and planning to implementation, including services and network operation.

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