The advent of 5G wireless communications constitutes a new era of network connectivity that will revolutionize many aspects of commerce and our personal lives. Along with new technology comes the need for new security measures. Various OEMs are focusing on protecting against threats to customers’ security and ensuring the reliability and resilience of communications services against all manner of hazards, including cyber threats. Secondly, the design and deployment of networks becomes more complicated and the capabilities of networks allow for much more robust systems, securing those networks is the highest priority. With the network operations become more complex, additional purpose-built hardware supporting security functions such as firewalls, IDS, DDoS, Probes and Packet brokers are deployed throughout the network. The addition of this hardware introduces additional latency and opens the door for greater maintenance as well as additional points of vulnerability.
AI/ML is a technology that is being broadly adopted in all industries, including 5G, to automate decision making, troubleshooting, forecasting, network management, security, and more. Now this AI ML Security Framework will help verify the providence of information being fed into AI ML algorithms, ensure the AI ML models are operating correctly, and will manage the security around where that information goes and how it is interpreted and used. Verizon engineers are trailing the framework in two AI ML use cases at present; one to detect security anomalies in the network and the other to analyze MIMO antenna performance at cell tower.
Secondly, in times of the pandemic when the world is increasingly learning to depend on digital innovations and the World Wide Web (WWW) has become the hotspot for business and leisure activities, the role of cybersecurity has become one of the most significant aspects of modern life.
Generally, “better” means “faster” in terms of wireless communication, but having throughput is a by-product of a larger goal. Wireless communication happens over a set spectrum of frequencies. 5G at its peak potential could be instrumental for developing revolutionary applications unlike anything that exists today outside a wired environment. These applications are varied, but there is predicted growth in fields like autonomous driving, virtual reality, and augmented reality. Beyond speed and latency, 5G standards will have a much higher connection density, allowing networks to handle immense numbers of connected devices.
With an estimate of over 5 billion mobile devices are currently in use around the world and all these devices need a safe, fast, and secure wireless connection to perform in the way they were intended. This includes devices that require connectivity, such as the meters that record gas and water consumption, the chip in your dog’s collar or all the sensors on an automated assembly line in a smart factory. 5G and the massive number of connected devices and sensors that communicate with each other via wireless are key in creating the interconnected world of the future.
The concept like, connect anywhere: Crowded places and events congest cellular networks and make it harder for you to enjoy your devices or connect to friends and family. 5G provides stable, fast network connection not only for you, but for everybody in the crowd using the technology, without limiting speed. You can get a signal even in remote locations.