The advent of 6G technology is still about a decade away, but as with any new technology, cybersecurity threats will emerge that need to be addressed.
The nature of 6G cybersecurity threats will depend, in large part, on any inherent vulnerabilities in the design, development, and implementation of 6G wireless communications. 6G cybersecurity threats will also depend on efforts to remediate existing vulnerabilities.
As always with security, its successful application will depend on the due diligence of appropriate risk assessments and threat modeling.
Experts in this field believe 6G cybersecurity will look very different from cybersecurity modalities today. It’s likely that 6G cybersecurity will be doing away with once-ubiquitous security tactics such as passwords.
In the place of passwords, 6G cybersecurity systems will likely verify whether users are authorized to access a given software, for example.
Cybersecurity professionals believe there will also be novel security approaches to 6G technology. One of those approaches is micro-segmentation where systems will be able to isolate communications and create a virtual bubble to increase security.
Micro-segmentation is a network security approach that enables security architects to construct network security zones boundaries per machine in data centers and cloud deployments in order to segregate and secure workloads independently.
Zero-trust architecture should also figure prominently in 6G cybersecurity infrastructure.
Zero-trust architecture assumes that no entity is implicitly safe-that the network cannot trust anyone unless they have the appropriate credentials. This architecture promises to make communication and data access points far more difficult to breach.
In other words, You are not protecting just the service, but also the users’ data or a business’ critical trade secrets.
Edge computing should also help with 6G cybersecurity concerns. This localized processing enhances security by limiting the amount of data transmitted over the network, reducing the risk of interception or eavesdropping.
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