With great power comes great responsibility. From the web to TV to radio, you can't help but notice the imminent rollout of 5G.
5G communications will revolutionize the way we live, work, and socialize. Still, this radical shift requires significant evolution of radio and core management systems and protocol layers, creating new security risks throughout the entire 5G network.
Cloud and virtualization-as-a-service help telcos reduce costs and deploy and optimize services faster. Still, they expose APIs toward users and third-party services providers and execute programs on shared hardware platforms alongside dedicated telecom software.
The result: remote updates of software, open architecture, and digital technology that enables 5G communications will create more significant security issues and create new opportunities for bad actors.
Through Software Defined Networks (SDN) and cloud computing, the Communications industry will pivot at the center of this growth. Attacks on remote industrial systems, utility networks, medical devices, and self-driving vehicles will continue to rise through these expanding networks.
To learn more about 5G communications, digital technology, and proactive frameworks to understand the current threat landscape better and fortify your cyber response, download the State of Cybersecurity Report here.