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5G, Cybersecurity and Privacy in Developing Countries

    252 Pages 48 Color & 5 B/W Illustrations
    by River Publishers

    252 Pages 48 Color & 5 B/W Illustrations
    by River Publishers

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    5G, the emerging technology in mobile communication, is expected to deliver an important and decisive impact on several of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals where universal accessibility to ICTs remains a serious concern. However, cyber security has emerged as a serious challenge, not least because of the increased accessibility and broader usage with associated vulnerability. Developing countries have additional challenges associated with both the expected faster build-up of accessibility and lack of qualified competencies within cyber security. Discussion of these challenges is the overall theme and motivation for this book.

    Technical topics discussed in the book include:

    • 5G in rural networks
    • Critical infrastructures
    • Open RAN
    • Protection of privacy
    • Cybersecurity and machine learning
    • Cybersecurity and disaster monitoring

    1. Expansion-security Tradeoffs in the Pathway to Rural 5G Networks

    2. Cybersecurity Threats to 5G's Critical Infrastructure

    3. Critical Infrastructure Security: Issues, Challenges and 5G Solutions in Indian Perspective

    4. OpenRAN and Security in an Emerging Country Context

    5. Deployment of 5G in Emerging Economies: Cyber-Security Challenges and Potentials for Ghana

    6. Mapping the Iranian Policy Network for Protecting Users’ Data on Platforms

    7. Empirical Investigation of the Drives of 5G and Mediating Role of Users' Attitude to Achieve Word of Mouth and Willingness: A Case Study of Microfinance Institutions of Zambia

    8. Study of Cyber Security in 5G using a Machine Learning Algorithm for Protecting Financial Transactions – Developing World Cases

    9. Integrating InSAR, GNSS, IoT, 5G, and Cybersecurity for Earthquakes/Tremor Monitoring and Forecasting in Abuja, Nigeria


    Professor Knud Erik Skouby is professor emeritus, Aalborg University, and is the founding director of the Center for Communication, Media and Information Technologies, Aalborg University-Copenhagen (2007–17). He has had a career as a university teacher and within consultancy since 1972, focusing on ICT since 1987. His areas of interest are techno-economic analyses; development of mobile/ wireless applications and services: regulation of telecommunications. He is project manager and partner in a number of international, European and Danish research projects. He has also served on public committees within telecom, IT and broadcasting, as member of boards of professional societies, as member of organizing boards, evaluation committees, and as invited speaker at international conferences. He has published a number of Danish and international articles, books and conference proceedings, and was a Member of the EU Economic and Social Council 1994–98. In the past he was deputy chair of IEEE Denmark, and is Editor in chief of Nordic and Baltic Journal of Information and Communication Technologies (NBICT) and Chair of WGA in Wireless World Research Forum.

    Dr. Prashant. S. Dhotre obtained his B.Eng. in Computer Science and Engineering from Shri Ramanand Teertha Marathwada University, Nanded, India in 2004 and his M.Eng. in Information Technology from Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, India in 2010. He was awarded a Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering by Aalborg University, Denmark in 2017. His Ph.D. work has been appreciated by Denmark University and published as a news article entitled "Plugin from Aalborg University warns about the invisible collection and sharing of user data" on version2.dk. He has authored seven books with national and international publishers on subjects like "Data Structures", "Theory of Computations", "Machine Learning", "Context Aware Pervasive Systems and Applications" and "Internet of Things Integrated Augmented Reality" with Springer Publishers. He is also working as Single Point of Contact for International Collaboration between Indian Education Institutes and Aalborg University, Denmark. He delivered a series of guest lectures on "Design and Analysis of Algorithms", "Theory of Computation", and "Data Structures" in various Engineering Colleges. He is a corporate trainer for industry, for example for Cummins India Pvt Ltd on courses on "Embedded System Security".

    Dr. Idongesit Williams is an Assistant professor at Aalborg University Copenhagen. He manages and works on EU funded projects and teaches master’s degree courses on green ICT and Internet governance and economics. His areas of research are in ICT for development and digital transformation. He possesses a multi-disciplinary background and works primarily on interdisciplinary projects and initiatives focusing on the socio-economic and socio-technical related to information and communications technologies as well as the role of the integrator. He holds a Ph.D. (obtained in 2015) and a master’s in Information and Communication Technologies from Aalborg University Denmark. He holds a bachelor’s degree in physics. Research topics he has worked on are, but are not limited to, the facilitation of telecom and ICT infrastructure using public private partnerships, the development and the sustenance of community-based networks, e-government implementation, science and technology studies, gender adoption of ICTs, organizational adoption of ICTs, ICT and migrant entrepreneurship, user experience with ICTs and organizational learning. Currently his interests are in social cybersecurity and privacy implications on the use of ICTs in society. He has authored more than 70 research publications, including journal papers, books, book chapters, conference papers, and magazine articles.

    Kamal Kant Hiran has more than 17 years of academic and research experience in Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America. He has published 15 International books with reputed publishers. His book entitled "Cloud Computing" is popular in Indian and overseas markets and obtained the best seller category in emerging technology trends books. He has made significant contributions to our society's technological transformation. He has several awards to his credit such as an international travel grant at IEEE Region 8 Committee Meeting at Warsaw, Poland, ITS Europe, Best Research Paper Award, IEEE Liberia Subsection Founder Award, Gold Medal in M.Tech. (Hons), IEEE Ghana Section Award, IEEE Senior Member Recognition. He has published 45 scientific research papers in SCI/Scopus/Web of Science and IEEE Transactions Journals, conferences, two Indian Patents, and one Australian Patent Grant. He has made several international visits to Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Norway, Ghana, Liberia, Ethiopia, Dubai, Mexico, and Jordan for research purposes. His research interests focus on cloud computing, artificial intelligence, 5G and intelligent IoT. His research work is appreciated by renowned bodies across the world – ITS Europe, IEEE USA, Springer, TEDx, Rajasthan Patrika and Danik Bhaskar.