Privacy by design: Cybersecurity and the future of 5G

So far, carriers and governments have focused on efficiency and first-to-market strategies over the pre-emptive security of their services. Looking back to the arrival of the first IoT and cloud technologies, history has repeatedly shown that when we rush to expand our computing power and interconnectivity, we expose ourselves to an entirely new landscape for attackers to leverage and abuse.

5G is a brave new world for businesses, but also for threat actors.

Cybersecurity facts to focus on in 2018 – Cyber Defense Magazine

An estimated 8.4 billion ‘things’ are now connected to the internet worldwide, and while this level of connectivity comes with plenty of benefits, it also brings increased cybersecurity risks.

Listed by security provider AVG as one of the top 10 points of entry for hackers to access your network, the Internet of Things is not just a problem in the sense that devices can be used to form attack networks or for hackers to co-opt devices for their computing power, it’s also possible to access private information or simply cause a nuisance.