May 27, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM BST
If 5G was supposed to be secure by design, why is the reality different? Malicious actors can still perform fraud and other attacks by taking advantage of legacy networks, convergence of telecom with IT, and mass virtualisation. Hacking 5G could become as simple as hacking the web. Critical applications and new use cases in smart cities, transportation, and telemedicine will all depend on the ability of operators to secure their networks.
Security will become a priority for the boardroom like never before: new digital service portfolios, securely matured for B2B and B2C customers, will be a key ROI driver for telcos. Growing regulatory demands (such as the UK Telecoms Security Bill and the EU Toolbox for 5G Security) only underscore the ever-increasing role of security in the business context.
Operators are in a quandary: they want to be proactive by preparing for the bigger impact of cyberattacks and threats. But 5G is not even in the wild yet. In the absence of a full picture or industry benchmarks, rising to the challenge will require unique approaches.
During this session, we will discuss how to define priorities in your 5G security strategy and avoid potential pitfalls.