By now, we’ve heard the many promises of the 5G era. Organizations across industries are poised to take advantage of the enhancements 5G will bring to boost their products and services in ways that were difficult or expensive to achieve using 4G networks. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a big part of this shift, with enterprises planning to use IoT devices to build more responsive and connected products, in order to improve customer experience, expand operations visibility and improve effectiveness.

Of course, we’ve also been duly warned of the equal benefits 5G offers to bad actors. Specifically, there are two characteristics of the IoT proliferation that draw interest from both cyber criminals and nation-state attackers – the sheer volume of IoT devices and their weakened security.

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