5G Security – What Could Go Wrong?

November 16, 2020 – 10:45AM EST

5G introduces new security features to protect the network, but it also introduces new security challenges. These challenges include a multi-tiered cloud architecture with services and content moving closer to the network edge, the proliferation of IoT devices and applications, and an order of magnitude increase in available bandwidth. This presentation will explore the security features of 5G, investigate what can go wrong and recommend best practices to avoid potential problems. It will focus on the challenges of securing multi-vendor services in cloud environments at the extreme edge of the radio access network, and how to secure the unlimited variety or IoT applications that 5G will support.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the security features introduced in 5G to secure the core and edge clouds that make up the network.
  • Describe the security challenges presented in 5G due to the increase in IoT applications and the migration of applications and services to the cloud environments at the edge of the network.
  • List the best practices that should be followed to overcome the security challenges presented by 5G architecture.

Kevin McNamee

Director of Threat Intelligence, Nokia

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