The Internet of Things is coming. Unfortunately, connected devices have a variety of vulnerabilities and almost any smart device is a vulnerable device. Security issues include technical problems (outdated software, insecure data transmissions, etc.) and people problems (simple and default passwords, public Wi-Fi, etc.). As more devices connect to the internet and each other without proper security, the Internet of Things will quickly become the Internet of Vulnerable Things.
With the Internet of Things being around the corner now, it is time to start securing connected devices. Especially, because the main driver behind the Internet of Things is nearing completion in the coming years: 5G. 5G will be the main driver behind the Internet of Things, and without it, the Internet of Things will remain an illusion. So why do need 5G and how can we prevent the Internet of Vulnerable Things?
Why the IoT Needs 5G?
The benefits of 5G compared to 4G are substantial. 5G will not only offer network speeds as high as 10Gbps but also enable lower communication latency – up to 1 millisecond. The combination of high speed and such low latency will enable new products, applications and services that are currently not possible. Simply, because currently, it …