The future development of the communications industry will need a renewed focus on security. For example, 5G will require advanced thinking about security as providers extend their networks to include additional IoT devices.
As orchestrators across the value chain, CSPs have a key role to play in securing devices operating in the rapidly expanding IoT world that 5G will drive.
Today’s ecosystem-dependent business world amplifies the impact of cyberattacks: incidents that cripple one enterprise can grow rapidly and expand to threaten a company’s partners, industry, and beyond.
Threat actors see ecosystems as an ever-widening attack surface, while most businesses still look at cybersecurity as strictly an individual effort.
To respond to this dichotomy, organizations must include growing ecosystem dependencies as part of their own security posture and make security a cardinal component of how they build partnerships.