What is the Need for Secure Network Architecture? Because 5G poses new security risks!
Security Architect with networking or IT skills is in high demand for 5G network deployment. The reason is clear. 5G mobile phones will be able to download movies in seconds rather than minutes, but it’s unclear whether that will be done “securely”.
However, it is clear from the technology providers that they take security very seriously with this new wireless technology. With mobile devices being used for everything from banking to automotive safety and robotics, more data is in motion, and the value of that data increases.
Each generation of cellular technology becomes more secure than the one before it, and 5G introduces zero-trust security that complies with the seven tenets of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) zero-trust architecture. The implementation of zero-trust architecture allows for secure authentication and authorization of user equipment and network functions. Additionally, control plane traffic and user plane traffic are protected with stronger confidentiality and integrity. Furthermore, 5G introduces new ways to enhance the security of enterprises, critical infrastructure, and public institutions. Among the 5G features are Nonpublic Networks (NPNs) and device-specific mutual authentication for slices.
A greatly expanded attack surface is also one of the risks that come with [5G]. The surface of the cloud is populated with a large number of IoT devices, cloud-based deployments, and third-party applications. All device endpoints, including smart sensors composed of software, hardware, and 5G silicon, are potential targets.
An attack may have an immediate impact, or it may have a delayed impact. Either way, malware can alter the software/firmware content inside a chip or application software to take control of the target. By injection, we mean injecting new code, erasing existing code, or staying dormant until a later time. Whenever an unprotected or compromised system reboots, the infected software takes over, so hardening bootable hardware to the maximum extent possible is critical.
Cyberattacks, including those using automated botnets, are on the rise. Mobile network operators are committed to protecting both our network and customers. There is no way to emphasize enough the importance of following all the security basics, including designing systems, networks, or devices that use the same principles we used to secure our 5G network. Cybersecurity incidents will be drastically decreased. Mobile network operators have established a compartmented approach. The use of such a structure allows one area to be shut down or contained quickly if it is breached to prevent the rest of the network from being compromised.
It is becoming more common for cyber attacks to occur with the advent of 5G networks. Your network will be monitored remotely by a managed security service provider so that you can stay ahead of hackers and increase productivity. There is an increased risk of cyberattacks and virus infections, which is why managed security services should be considered essential.
In recent years, the focus has shifted from developing a bulletproof device or network – a persistent goal – to ensuring that devices and systems can recover. The key concept here is resilience across a system and systems of systems, and it is a topic covered in conferences and conference rooms across the industry.
To make 5G a reality, strong security must be present throughout the entire system – from the cloud through the network and edge to the device.
The security and reliability of these components must be assured despite increasingly sophisticated attacks. Encrypting data, authenticating components, and verifying systems’ integrity are a few of the requirements. The security of silicon provides a solid foundation for these security measures, offering resistance to attacks on software.
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