The rise of 5G networks – and subsequent security risks – was the centerpiece issue discussed during the GSMA’s Mobile360 conference on 5G security this past week.
While researchers warn that 5G security issues could literally be a matter of life or death for certain applications, the new technology is also triggering another type of concern: the risks that 5G networks potentially pose for enterprise organizations.
Threatpost editor Tara Seals talks to Patrick Donegan, founder and principle analyst at HardenStance, about the enterprise risks involved in 5G – particularly the process of 5G network slicing. Network slicing essentially allows operators to provide portions of their networks for specific customer uses cases such as smart home or smart factory. But properly implementing the right security controls for network slicing is critical for the overall security of enterprises, said Donegan.