ETSI - TS 133 102
Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); 3G security; Security architecture
|Publication Date:||1 August 2020|
This specification defines the security architecture, i.e., the security features and the security mechanisms, for the third generation mobile telecommunication system.
A security feature is a service capability that meets one or several security requirements. The complete set of security features address the security requirements as they are defined in "3G Security: Threats and Requirements" (TS 21.133 ) and implement the security objectives and principles described in TS 33.120 . A security mechanism is an element that is used to realise a security feature. All security features and security mechanisms taken together form the security architecture.
An example of a security feature is user data confidentiality. A security mechanism that may be used to implement that feature is a stream cipher using a derived cipher key.
This specification defines 3G security procedures performed within 3G capable networks (R99+), i.e. intra-UMTS and UMTS-GSM. As an example, UMTS authentication is applicable to UMTS radio access as well as GSM radio access provided that the serving network node and the MS are UMTS capable. Interoperability with non-UMTS capable networks (R98-) is also covered.
GSM security functions are defined in the TS 43.020 .
NOTE: The usage of the authentication management field (AMF) is specified in Annex H and applies for the third (UMTS), fourth (LTE) and fifth (5G system) generation of mobile telecommunication systems.