5G Security in the Spotlight: Can It Help Sustain Future IoT Applications?

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1Q 2020 | IN-5762


The NCSC Chimes in for 5G Security


5G security is increasingly gathering a lot of attention and ABI Research posits that cyber-security operations regarding 5G connectivity are lacking in certain key areas. Stakeholders might need to re-think their long-term strategies, especially when certain high-profile Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and vendors are dominating the value chain and extending their reach in other geographic areas worldwide. All signs point toward 5G increasing the cyber-threat surface across the board.

Essentially, this may well boil down to one key factor: Internet of Things (IoT) integration. The premise of having such a high-powered, IP-enabled cellular technology intertwined with billions of IoT devices and systems worldwide will expand both network- and internet-related threats. This has the potential to affect most related verticals and end markets that chose to invest in 5G: critical features in automotive, smart city integrations and public security, energy, critical infrastructure, healthcare systems, industrial/manufacturing, and Industrial IoT (Industrial Internet of Things), enterprise…

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