What You Need To Know About Security Challenges In 2021
Network Computing, December 28th, 2020
January 10, 2021,
Volume 274, Issue 1

Businesses must adapt their security practices, so they can take advantage of the benefits of work-from-home models without creating extra risks

"Let's face it, 2020 was a rough year for predictions," writes John Nellen in Network Computing. "But as we near a new year, I'm emboldened to take a stab at what 2021 holds for us in the cyber security world. I see two main drivers: The emergence of 5G and the continued impact COVID-19 is having on businesses. From these drivers, I see many important developments we'll need to watch in the coming months.

5G achieves lift-off, and that changes things

We've all been talking about 5G for years now, but the inclusion of 5G support in the latest Apple iPhones show that 2021 will be the year that 5G finally lifts off. Gartner forecasted 5G infrastructure spending to top $4.2B in 2020. And while speeds of early networks are not expected to reach 5G's eventual capability, they are impressive nonetheless. Verizon customers are experiencing nearly 800 Mbits/second on average, which represents a roughly 5X improvement over the typical fixed broadband speeds in the US. That means 5G often represents a more viable transport for enterprise networks than traditional fixed broadband..."

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