Yohei Ishihara, Security Evangelist at Trend Micro recently recounted the security challenges with private 5G in manufacturing. Writing on a LinkedIn post he said:
The rapid development of 5G technology is revolutionizing the #manufacturing industry. However, with this new technology come a host of security risks that must be addressed. Private5G networks used in industrial settings can be vulnerable to data breaches, cyber attacks, and other malicious activities if not properly secured.
Private 5G networks are designed to be isolated from the public internet, meaning they have their own dedicated infrastructure and network connections. However, that does not mean that attackers cannot still infiltrate these networks. It is critical that factories understand the potential security risks associated with 5G technology and take measures to protect their network from malicious actors.
In this video, I provide an in-depth look at the security challenges of private 5G networks and offer practical advice for manufacturers looking to ensure their operations remain secure. From proper authentication protocols to robust firewall policies, factories must stay ahead of potential threats and develop a comprehensive strategy to protect against them.
The challenges to secure private 5G networks are only increasing as the technology evolves, but with the right measures in place, manufacturers can stay one step ahead of attackers and keep their data safe.
The following video provides good overview to understand the nuances of implementing a secure 5G network.
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