3GPP calls the coming release of 5G standards "Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communication" (URLLC). However, key members of 3GPP strongly disagree. Jason S. Boswell, Ericsson's head of network security for North America, cautions, "[5G] will create new mobile security challenges. There will be broader attack surfaces, more devices, and greater traffic."
Primary 5G safety is not adequate. Instead, those needing certainty will have to pay extra for "tailored security solutions such as 'network slicing.'" These enhancements will be necessary, although not a guarantee.
Boswell sees a problem. "We must have networks that are trustworthy, resilient, and secure by design – all on day one." Given that 50 million people are already connected to 5G that will be difficult.
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