Wednesday March 15, 2023

MWC23 Barcelona – Strengthening 5G Security in 2023

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On Wednesday 1st March 2023, GSMA was joined by security experts in the 5G Futures Summit at MWC23 Barcelona to discuss the significant security threats which have impacted the mobile telecommunications landscape in the last year. The session explored how the mobile ecosystem can build stronger security resilience, covering key security topics within infiltration, access exploitation and availability compromise.

The session, moderated by Alex Leadbeater, Technical Security Director at GSMA, was kicked off with an expert review of the current security landscape from David Rogers, Chair of the GSMA Fraud & Security Group at Copper horse Ltd. Mr Rogers highlighted the latest emerging landscape threats and the key role FASG plays as a central focus for industry collaboration to address fraud and cyberSecurity issues within the mobile ecosystem.

Next, we heard from Leonid Burakovsky, 5G Security CTO at Palo Alto Networks and Jerome Birot, VP-Voice & Services Development Opportunities at Telus, on the need for enterprises to adopt digital transformation at pace, but in order for businesses to achieve this, security must be seen as much more than just “connectivity” security, and the need for enterprise level security that matches the level of digital transformation offered from 5G networks. Specific security features were explored that will be required for the different 5G IoT services, including network slicing and 5G Standalone, to keep our customers safe, supported by examples throughout.

Following the keynote presentation our experts panel members from Palo Alto Networks, Telus, Rakuten Symphony and Fortinet were invited to join Alex on stage for an in-depth panel Q&A, addressing the end user perspective, how security is adding value to the industry and not seen as just a cost, and empowering both end users and enterprises to make better security decisions.

Watch the full session on-demand, and download the GSMA’s 5th annual Security Threat Landscape Report here for the latest highlights on security threats and industry responses through industry examples.

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