5G Network Security Must Be Upgraded: Nokia

 Communication service providers (CSPs) are worried about network security as next-generation networks are deployed globally. According to the Nokia and Global Data study, 5G Managed Security Survey 2022, as security breaches rise, communication service providers globally indicate they need more robust 5G Network Security capabilities. Here are some key findings from the poll of 50 participants.

According to the poll, 68% of respondents stated they needed to strengthen their defensive systems against ransomware threats, and 56% of Communication service providers (CSPs) said they needed to drastically enhance their cyber capabilities against telecom-specific assaults.

Communication service providers who were surveyed said that they thought the 5G Standalone (SA) rollout would result in additional security flaws when networks are opened up to services, users are connected, and more mission-critical infrastructure is integrated into networks.

Over the previous 12 months, communication service providers reported one to six security breaches of their networks that resulted in legal liability, fraud and financial theft, and the suspension of network services. The respondents also mentioned that their security teams spent more time than necessary on manual security chores that could have been automated and that they had low faith in the present security systems in use. The tools are scattered and too sluggish, in the opinion of communication service providers (CSPs), to stop threats before they materialise.

Nearly 50% of the Communication Service Providers (CSPs) surveyed are prepared to improve the Network’s security by signing up for Managed Security Services offered by a service provider to benefit from the knowledge and resources they receive.

In the 5G and industry 4.0 eras, where businesses integrate their mission-critical assets into telco networks, Nokia offers Managed Security Services (MSS) to communication service providers to safeguard against cybersecurity threats.