It looks like devices that are not manufactures with security and privacy in mind are going to be the weakest link in future network security problems. I am sure you have probably read about how hacked cameras and routers enabled a Mirai botnet to take out major websites in October. Since then, there has been no shortage of how IoT devices could be hacked. In fact the one I really liked was 'Researchers hack Philips Hue lights via a drone; IoT worm could cause city blackout' 😏.
Enter 5G and the problem could be be made much worse. With high speed data transfer and signalling, these devices can create an instantaneous attack on a very large scale and generating signalling storm that can take a network down in no time.
Giuseppe TARGIA, Nokia presented an excellent summary of some of these issues at the iDate Digiworld Summit 2016. His talk is embedded below:
You can check out many interesting presentations from the iDate Digiworld Summit 2016 on Youtube and Slideshare.
- Three Presentations on 5G Security
- New whitepaper on Narrowband Internet of Things
- 5G New Radio (NR), Architecture options and migration from LTE
- M2M vs IoT
- Some more thoughts on 5G
- LTE, 5G and V2X
- 5G, Debates, Predictions and Stories