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#askSBS: Are 5G Devices a Cyber Concern?



Question: Does an upcoming wave of 5G devices present more cybersecurity concerns?

Absolutely. More connectivity, faster connectivity, and more connected devices = increase in risk. But when it comes to risk, there's always a way to mitigate the risk. Monitoring your internet and network traffic, as well as where your data is going, will be more important than ever. Patch management will be of the utmost importance, and not just patching/updating your workstations, servers, and networking devices, but your phones, your smart speakers, your TVs, your security cameras, etc. Everything will be connected (most of it already is), but remember - if you can see it from the internet, so can an attacker. As cyber attacks become faster and stronger, your investment in protecting your assets from cyber attacks will need to grow accordingly. 


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Jon Waldman, CISA, CRISCJon Waldman

As an experienced cybersecurity executive and educator, Jon Waldman has worked for over 15 years to help hundreds of organizations be able to identify and understand cybersecurity risks, allowing them to make better and more informed business decisions. Jon is the Chief People Officer for SBS CyberSecurity, as well as the President of the SBS Institute. 



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Posted: Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Categories: Blog, #askSBS