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We discuss the near-term and far-term security, trust and dependability challenges in wireless and mobile telecommunications, in an always-connected environment. We identify some relevant technological and threat trends and propose research priorities in order to solve and respond to the future security-related challenges. Threat trends include increase of complexity and connectivity and challenges in wirelessness, user devices and network management. To overcome future challenges, new proactive solutions should be developed. Furthermore, metrics, methods and tools for security assurance, forensics and vulnerability management are needed. In particular, widely-accepted security, trust, dependability and privacy solutions for the Future Internet architecture are needed.
Date of Conference: 18-23 June 2009