AT&T Sounds Alarm on 5G Security

Enterprises aren’t doing enough to prepare for 5G security risks, will need to put a greater emphasis on efforts to virtualize and automate security, according to a report commissioned by AT&T Cybersecurity, that is a division of AT&T Business.

While the standards for 5G include built-in security features throughout local cellular infrastructure, this alone is not enough to handle all of most business security needs, according to analysts that conducted the research for AT&T. Almost 73% of the 704 security professionals that participated in the survey rated their level of concern as high or medium-high as it relates to the potential impact of 5G on security. However, 76% of users said they expect entirely new security threats to appear with 5G.