Battle at the edge: How the convergence of 5G and IoT are opening a new front for threat actors

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Source: Security Magazine
Battle at the edge: How the convergence of 5G and IoT are opening a new front for threat actors
One of the enduring truths about the Internet lies in its power to connect – to information and applications, to our homes, and of course, to one another. The flip side of course, is that the more we facilitate these connections, the more vulnerable we become.

The forthcoming rollout of 5G and continued mass adoption of IoT represent two distinct yet converging macro technology trends that promise to transform the way we work and live. Moreover, as bandwidth capacity surges and more connected things come online, we will witness the further dissolution of the network perimeter as more applications and data get pushed to ‘the Edge’.

But with this untold potential also comes an assortment of risk factors and novel attack vectors that threat actors are already finding ways to exploit.

As the age-old security axiom goes, ‘you’re only as secure as your weakest link’ – as we accelerate the speed and volume of connected devices and people, one thing is for certain: there will be no shortage of weak links.

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