February 20, 2020

How the 5G revolution could increase mobile security—and opportunities for hackers

Featuring Elsa B. Kania

Source: Fortune

Journalist Don Reisinger

As 5G becomes a bigger part of our lives, security experts warn telecoms deploying 5G networks, companies making products that connect to 5G networks, and end users need to think seriously about security.

In a series of interviews with Fortune, security experts said 5G, a new, ultra-fast mobile network technology that can deliver speeds of up to 2Gbps and will eventually replace today's 4G LTE, can both improve overall security and create more opportunities for malicious hackers to target users.

"Like with any new technology, 5G provides opportunities for both the good guys and hackers," says Monique Becenti, a product specialist at website security company SiteLock.

Read the full story and more in Fortune.

Authors

  • Elsa B. Kania

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Elsa B. Kania is an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. Her research focuses on Chinese military...