How 5G Will Impact Your Cybersecurity Strategy | Wickr

1. New Vulnerabilities Unique to 5G Will Arise

In 2016, most of the U.S. East Coast had its Internet taken out by a large-scale denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. The infamous Mirai botnet was to blame. It attacked over 600,000 insecure mission-critical devices on the IoT that included security cameras, according to OVH, one of the world’s largest cloud providers. OVH also claims that the attacks exceeded 1Tbps, which makes them the largest attacks on record.

2. 5G Devices Will Require the Implementation of Smarter Solutions

With the introduction of more, smarter devices, the security landscape is becoming even broader. While your corporate cybersecurity may currently be concerned with protecting a few internal computers, you will be forced to consider new possibilities as more than 1.5 billion 5G-enabled mobile devices are expected to be in use by 2024.

3. Increased Bandwidth Will Stretch the Capabilities of Existing Cybersecurity Solutions

There are many security solutions today that involve the real-time monitoring of traffic to identify threats through sniffed data and user activity. For example, if an employee visits a flagged URL, it could potentially indicate the existence of corporate espionage. Real-time monitoring also makes it possible to discover an infected machine before it inflicts any damage.

Is Your Business Prepared To Counter The Dangers Of 5G?

5G can no longer be considered as a future technology, but rather a current reality. The technology comes with huge potential for promotion of the Internet of Things while fostering an environment of interconnectivity and sustained economic growth. However, the excitement over the deployment of 5G networks comes with a caveat that new security threats are bound to arise.

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