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5G: A Lucrative Playground for Threat Agents in the Near Future

  • 14:20
  • Tue
  • 14 Nov
Briefing Stage 1


In this session, we delve into the dynamic landscape of 5G technology, exploring both its promises and perils. While 5G brings unprecedented speed, capacity, and reduced latency, it also introduces a paradigm shift in network architecture with Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) and Private 5G Networks.

We'll dissect the unique security challenges posed by 5G, particularly in the context of MEC deployments and Standalone vs Non-Standalone Architectures. With an emphasis on the increased attack surface and the critical importance of customer protection, we'll navigate the complex web of security considerations.

Moreover, we'll examine the transformative potential of Private 5G Networks, which promise enhanced control, connectivity, and efficiency for enterprises. From manufacturing floors to smart hotels, we'll illustrate real-world applications and their impact on industry landscapes.

As technology giants like Amazon, Microsoft, and Google enter the 5G market, traditional telecom companies face a new era of competition and collaboration. We'll explore how this diversification is poised to reshape the telecom industry in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) era.

Gain insights into safeguarding critical infrastructure, mitigating vulnerabilities, and securing the next-generation network.