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The arrival of 5G has brought with it new security challenges.

That’s why more and more organizations are turning to penetration testing in order to find weaknesses in signaling networks to avoid costly data breaches when delivering services to the end-users.

Penetration test reports provide operators with the structured detail of the pen test audits after the engagement has completed, as well as recommendations to address issues that impact customers or the bottom line.

The benefits of 5G penetration testing are considerable including avoiding service disruptions. Be it a security fault, a disruption in the application performance, or any other interference, conducting testing can assist in dodging service disturbances.

The inability to identify any such errors may not only damage the organization’s reputation but also lead to a loss of loyal customers, incur unanticipated fines and financial instability.

Penetration testing can also help to analyze the effectiveness of existing security products to provide the insights needed to address any known vulnerability that can put the business at risk.

Another new 5G cybersecurity approach is known as ethical hacking. Ethical hacking is an authorized practice of bypassing system security to identify potential data breaches and threats in a network.

The company that owns the system or network allows cybersecurity engineers to perform such activities in order to test the system’s defenses. Thus, unlike malicious hacking, this process is planned, approved and more importantly, legal.

Ethical hackers aim to investigate the system or network for weak points that malicious hackers can exploit or destroy. They collect and analyze the information to figure out ways to strengthen the security of the system/network/applications. By doing so, they can improve the security footprint so that it can better withstand attacks or divert them.

Want to learn more? Tonex offers 5G Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Training, a 3-day course that prepares participants to conduct successful 5G penetration testing and ethical hacking. Participants will learn about tools and techniques to analyze 5G vulnerabilities, how to perform detailed 5G reconnaissance, exploit target 5G networks and systems to gain access, IoT security testing and mitigation, and scan target 5G networks. 

Additionally, Tonex also offers 20 more cutting edge 5G Wireless courses with titles like:

5G NR Training (2 days)

5G for Sales and Tech Sales/Support Training (2 days)

5G Wireless Training for Non Engineers (2 days)

5G Wi-Fi Offload Training (2 days)

5G and mmWave Antenna Engineering Training (3 days)

LTE Advanced Pro Training  (3 days)

For more information, questions, comments, contact us.

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