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Risks and benefits of 5G technology outlined in ISACA paper

A new white paper by ISACA, ‘5G Security: Addressing Risk and Threats of Mobile Network Technologies’, has been published which aims to help organizations understand the risks associated with the new technology. As 5G technology continues to be rolled out worldwide—providing latency of a mere 1 millisecond—it is critical that information security professionals become familiar with 5G system architecture and security architecture, as well as the risks that come with implementing new cellular technologies, says  ISACA.

The paper identifies the new risks introduced through implementing 5G technology, and how 5G security features address threats posed by the technology, which can include bidding down attacks, exploitation of user plane integrity and abuse of remote access.

Organizations can also realize substantial benefits through implementing 5G technology. The paper details 5G’s vast improvements over the current capabilities of the 4G and previous networks, including:

  • 5G technology’s faster network with higher capacity can serve the connectivity needs of the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem, eliminating lags in data transmission across the network.
  • 5G technology’s flexibility can support many static and mobile IoT devices, which have a diverse range of speed, bandwidth and quality of service requirements.
  • 5G technology will result in a 90 percent reduction in network energy usage with up to 10 years’ worth of battery life for low-powered IoT devices.

5G Security: Addressing Risk and Threats of Mobile Network Technologies can be downloaded at

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