5G, IoT Security and Oh, Look, a Dancing Robot

JESSICA LYONS HARDCASTLE | February 21, 2019

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While 5G has been a hot topic at the annual Mobile World Congress (now shortened to just MWC Barcelona) event for the last few years, 5G security seems to have fallen by the wayside. There’s usually some panels on the topic, but the discussion has been dominated by the flashy, new technologies and apps that 5G will enable — not the myriad security risks that come with these pretty, sparkly things.“Future IT environment will also need to secure many IoT devices that are starting to surround us,” said Check Point CEO Gil Shwed on his company’s earnings call last month. “Not to mention the mobile devices, which I believe are the No. 1 threat to our privacy and security nowadays. Overall, I believe the amount of assets we will need to secure will increase by tenfold in the coming three to five years, but it’s more than just the amount of assets we will need to secure.

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