The impact of 5G on Cybersecurity
The rollout of 5G networks is driving significant changes in the way we are connected and interact with technology. With higher speeds and lower latency, 5G has the potential to transform industries. However, because of the increased connectivity and speed, new cybersecurity challenges also emerge. In this blog post, we discuss the impact of 5G on cybersecurity and the steps you can take as an organisation to protect yourself.
5G in a nutshell
5G is the fifth generation of mobile communication technology. It is up to 100 times faster than 4G, allowing download and upload speeds of up to 10 Gbps. This means that a 1GB movie is downloaded in just a few seconds instead of several minutes. 5G also uses a wider frequency range and other complex technologies to achieve these improvements.
The cyber risks of 5G
One of the biggest concerns about 5G is the growing number of devices connected to the network. With the Internet of Things (IoT) gaining ground, the quantity will increase significantly. This ranges from smart sensors to industrial devices. This increases the attack surface and makes it more complex to secure your network.
Another concern with 5G is the increased speed and low latency of the network. This allows hackers to launch attacks faster and with more precision. Moreover, 5G networks will be more complex than previous generations, making them more difficult to secure.
A secure 5G environment
To mitigate these risks, as an organisation it is best to ensure that your networks and devices are secure. This can be done by implementing secure protocols, using encryption and regularly updating software and firmware. In addition, smart network security offers you many benefits. At Safe-Connect, we opt for high-quality protection with Fortinet’s Next Generation Firewalls.
Another important step is having a comprehensive cyber recovery plan. With the increased speed and complexity of 5G networks, it is important to be able to respond quickly and effectively in case of an attack.
A secure provider
Interested in 5G? Make sure your 5G service provider’s network is secure. This includes making sure the provider has robust security measures in place, such as network segmentation, and that they comply with industry standards and regulations.