Securing 4G, 5G and Beyond
The advent of 5G will extend ‘digital connectedness’ to almost every facet of our lives. In many of the somewhat…
The advent of 5G will extend ‘digital connectedness’ to almost every facet of our lives. In many of the somewhat futuristic-sounding new use cases, such as autonomous vehicles, virtual and augmented reality, smart cities, and the long-hyped Internet of Things (IoT), 5G
has been the missing puzzle piece.
For years now, the mobile interconnection of all these things has seemed inevitable, yet the massive density of connections, all with adequate speed, latency and related services, had so far remained unachievable in all but limited proof-of-concept testing.
But with the coming orders-of-magnitude advances in bandwidth, connection and use case possibilities, comes a corresponding increase in the potential havoc wrought by denial of service, spam and other forms of cyberattack on the wireless infrastructure itself.
This paper explores some of the technical and operational challenges facing mobile
operators (MOs) as they prepare their core network infrastructure for the provision of first 4.5G and then full 5G mobile services, with special focus on the security layers that necessarily underpin them.
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