The advent of 5G networks promises to explode vertical industries and enable the creation of a wide array of new services—all of which will demand new, varying levels of security. Just one example is the threat of automotive cyberattacks which is expected to increase as autonomous vehicles become more widespread. Advances that 5G will bring to the healthcare industry will be tempered by the necessity to have genuine security in place. Risks that include medical identity theft, invasion of health privacy, and medical data management must be addressed . Technology enabling smart homes will require significantly better methods of authentication, (such as XeroPass identity management). In general, 5G will enable the Internet of Things (IoT) which means devices and sensors will demand more complex authentication and security to prevent unauthorized access.
New cloud/virtualization technologies such as software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) are thriving in anticipation of 5G networks, but they too come with new security concerns. Because of their open, flexible, programmable nature, SDN and NFV can be insecure technologies in isolation. It will be crucial that they remain at the core of robust 5G networks.
VMunity is the only platform that is compatible with 5G networks and provides genuine security of endpoints, processors, controls, applications and critical data associated with 5G systems and its infrastructure. In fact, VMunity Embedded has already been selected by service providers as the asset assurance and cybersecurity solution of choice for 5G.