5G is on the horizon and promises amazing speed and performance while spurring the growth of IoT. However, the new distributed network architecture also introduces a whole new world of security issues, just like we’ve seen as we progressed from 2G to 3G to 4G. These include attacks on IoT devices, attacks on the 5G network, and attacks launched via mobile phones. Before 5G rollouts begin in 2020 Service Providers can get in front of security issues and Radware is ready to help.
An Opportunistic Challenge
There has been an increasing demand for 24×7 high-speed internet access globally. Currently, 42.1 billion IoT devices exist. By 2020, this number is expected to be 50.1 billion. 2020 is the beginning of a mass rollout of 5G networks. By 2025, leaders of the 5G market will be Asia (primarily China & Japan), Europe, and the United States. Can mobile service providers create a secure environment that protects customers’ data and devices in time for the launch of 5G?
An Atmosphere of Mobile Network Attacks
One hacker is now an army of attackers through botnet deployments. As the number of IoT devices grow, the number of attacks will also grow. Statistically, 56% of internet traffic is comprised of good (27%) and bad (29%) bots. IoT is growing more prevalent in everyday life, it’s creating:
- Smart Cities: Traffic control, Power plants, Community services, Water supply
- Smart Businesses: Office equipment, Manufacturing equipment, Telemetry
- Smart Buildings: Heating, Air conditioning, Security, Utilities
- Smart Homes: Kitchen appliances, Heating, Air conditioning, Security, Entertainment devices
- Smart Cars: Self-driving, System diagnostics, Monitoring
- Off-the-shelf products typically have low security standards because of a lack of password encryption and the use of obvious & document credentials for CLI access.
5G adds significant complexities to mobile networks, requiring significant security measures as network elements are distributed at the edge and virtualized. The network becomes one big sensor where endpoints are used as detection spots to send messages back to a centralized control plane, which in turn compiles all inputs to best apply mitigation policies. The use of AI will be heavily dependent on good data and is best sourced through crowd-sourcing and large, global communities of enterprises and networks.
The Time is Now
The deployment of 5G technologies is expected to transform how mobile service providers deliver services to consumers and businesses.
Faster speeds. More capacity. New threats. Learn how Radware can help Service Providers:
- Secure their network infrastructures.
- Create new revenue-generating services by securing IoT devices.
- Support the transformation of their security tactics as they transform to cloud-based mobiles.
Who should watch this webinar?
Primary Roles: CISO, CSO, CTO, CIO, Head of IT Infrastructure, Head of Security Architecture and Design, Security Domain Architect and Security Engineer
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