3GPP Rel. 16: Enhancing and expanding 5G's reach - Broadband, IoT and beyond
Prakash Sangam, December 20th, 2020
Defining the future of 5G, Rel. 16, has become a significant step expanding the reach of 5G and opening new markets and business opportunities for the cellular ecosystem. It focuses on Massive IoT and Mission Critical Services.
• Heralding a new Industrial IoT Era, and Industry 4.0
• Further enhancing Mobile Broadband
• Making 5G deployments easier and cost-efficient
IoT Modules Hardened with End-to-End Security
Prakash Sangam, February 25th, 2020
As awareness of the transformative nature of 5G is increasing, the industry is slowly waking up to the enormous challenge of securing not only the networks but also all the things these networks connect and the vital data they carry. The security of the Internet of Things (IoT) systems that connect homes, enterprises, industries, and countries’ critical infrastructure is of paramount importance.
IoT modules, which are at the heart of IoT devices, are a critical part of the complex and multifaceted security challenge. Any compromised module exposes the entire system. Hence, module security must be comprehensive, including the hardware, software, firmware, and management systems that facilitate device lifecycle management.
This paper offers insights into:
Why are IoT devices more vulnerable to security threats, and why is it extremely important to secure them
What a comprehensive model of IoT device security looks like
How hardened IoT modules are key to IoT device as well as full system security