IT - IoT

With 5G adoption, businesses will be able to power more IoT devices and perform tasks more quickly, but there will be security ramifications

"Last year, all four wireless carriers began offering 5G, and people couldn't be happier. While some may have to wait until devices and infrastructure fully catch up with demand, the promise of being able to communicate and download at speeds of up to 10Gbps has users and companies eagerly anticipating a very speedy future.

5G promises super-high bandwidth and throughput and ultra low-level latency communication that are up to 20 times faster than 4G LTE. 5G can reach speeds of 20GB per second, while 4G LTE maxes out at 1GB per second. While this is a nice-to-have in many situations, businesses are looking forward to 5G adoption to power more Internet of Things (IoT) devices and enable their employees to perform tasks very quickly..."

6 Factors That Raise The Stakes For Iot Security
Dark Reading, February 10th, 2020
Developments that exacerbate the risk and complicate making Internet of Things devices more secure

"The enterprise is finally coming to realize just how risky Internet of Things (IoT) devices are to their security postures. Whether it comes from unencrypted communication with devices, hard-coded passwords, vulnerability-ridden unmanaged devices, or insecure configurations, a huge flaw always seems to be lurking around the corner with regard to IoT deployments. It's only natural for new-ish technology. IoT is following a common progression in security maturation that's happened so many times in everything from Wi-Fi to Web apps..."

Securing The Internet Of Things In The Age Of 5G
Information Management, February 14th, 2020
The next generation of mobile communications is upon us and it promises not only drastically increased speed but connectivity for a wide variety of devices that have been gaining popularity in recent years

"The increasing adoption of IoT (Internet of Things) devices and industrial automation through ICS (Industrial Control Systems) is a key focus area for 5G in addition to simply supporting mobile phones, as was the focus of previous generations of mobile communications.

5G is already being deployed in parts of the U.S. with plans for more widespread availability in 2020 by major carriers. Meanwhile, widespread coverage is already available in parts of Europe and Asia, putting pressure on carriers in other countries to hurry deployment..."

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