5G technology promises faster everything, enhanced capacity, greater reliability – and substantially more cybersecurity concerns.
5G will pump $12 trillion into the global economy by 2035, and add 22 million new jobs in the United States while ushering in a fourth industrial revolution. However, a totally connected world will also be especially susceptible to cyberattacks.
Even before the introduction of 5G networks, hackers have breached the control center of a municipal dam system, stopped an Internet-connected car as it traveled down an interstate, and sabotaged home appliances. Ransomware, malware, crypto-jacking, identity theft, and data breaches have become so common that more Americans are afraid of cybercrime than they are of becoming a victim of violent crime.
Industry watchdogs warn that 5G has the potential to worsen existing threats and introduce new ones. Faster networks also mean faster ways for viruses and malware to spread. If more users are on the network, then you also have the potential for more infected devices and systems than ever before.
5G technology could also lead to botnet attacks, which will spread at a much higher speed than 5Gs predecessor networks permitted.
Cybersecurity professionals are calling for important regulations to make 5G technology more secure. Many believe that if nothing is done to regulate 5G security, nothing will get better
What it comes down to is this: A world with vastly improved speed and bandwidth, as well as greatly expanded threat vectors, creates new possibilities for humans to do both wonderful things — and horrible things.
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