AT&T touts virtualization, automation for enterprise 5G security
Fiercewireless | November 12, 2019
While awareness of 5G-related cybersecurity risks is high among enterprises, more needs to be done to prepare, according to a new report from AT&T’s cybersecurity unit, which suggested implementing tools like virtualization and automation. In AT&T’s most recent Cybersecurity Insights Report, based on a survey by 451 Research, nearly three-quarters of respondents indicated medium-high or high level of concern in terms of the potential impact of 5G on security and 76% expect brand-new security threats to emerge from 5G. The communications market was most concerned, with 54% expecting 5G to have a very significant impact on the network that might require a new security stack or an entirely new set of processes, compared with 42% of respondents overall.