Updated at 2019-09-20 09:11:56 UTC
What impact will 5G have on Cybercrime?
It is necessary to keep up with technology, as it advances by leaps and bounds, and we cannot lag. There is already talk of 5G technology (fifth generation). It seems that we have recently become familiar with 4G technology, and we must move on to the next one.
We like speed in every order of things, and we cannot settle for going at a prudent pace, everything has to be fast, even or especially the internet. We want to download movies, files, videos, send messages, etc. as quickly as possible, that’s why 5G technology arrives.
What is 5G?
We will give a brief and straightforward explanation of this new technology, relying on an article on the Gizmodo page.
How will 5G technology affect Cybercrime
The “G” means generation; therefore, it is the fifth generation. Everything started with 1G, and at the beginning of the 90s it had already expanded to 2G, this technology allowed the mobile user to send SMS, later 3G arrived, where calls could already make, text messages and surf the internet, the 4G improved the existing by adding more speed.
As nothing stops in technology, companies added the LTE (long-term evolution, in Spanish) to 4G technology. It is allowed for higher speed and to be a more consistent modality.
The 5G will implement on the foundations that the 4G LTE has created. This technology will allow us to do everything we can do on the mobile so far, but at a faster, radically higher speed. The 5G will make it easier for people to download and upload content Ultra HD and 3D video. As an example, an entire HD movie can download in a matter of seconds, which used to take an hour.
At present, the transmission speed of the 4G LTE reaches up to a gigabit per second, but rarely the full speed can be used, since there are interruptions in the signal, whether by buildings, microwaves, other Wi-Fi signals, etc. The 5G will increase the download speed by up to 10 gigabits per second.
Specifically, 5G technology will allow the network to provide the connectivity needs it needs to power hundreds of thousands of connected devices in homes and workplaces.
Check how 5G technology will affect Cybercrime?
According to the CybersecurityPyme page, with the arrival of 5G telecom, it will be challenging to trace criminals, especially cybercriminals.
The director of Europol, Catherine de Bolle, has assured that this new technology will make the task of locating and monitoring cybercriminals complicated since these networks “disperse the data in many elements of the system.” He asserts that “the authorities do not yet have the necessary technology to control these networks.”
Unfortunately, experts in Cybersecurity, fear that this new technology, and especially the lack of preparation before it, causing a new wave of cybercrime.
Are we prepared for the arrival of 5G technology?
According to the NecOtium page, the race to implant 5G technology has already started all over the world; despite that, entrepreneurs still see it far away. It has done by a study conducted by Accenture among 1,800 executives from ten countries, including Spain.
53% of respondents believe that there are very few things that 5G coverage will allow them to do that they can no longer do with 4G networks.
35% expect 5G coverage to produce a “revolutionary” change in the speed and capacity of systems.
There is a lack of knowledge about new technology; 72 % of executives say they need help to imagine the future possibilities of 5G.
There is still time to fully implement the new technology, but entrepreneurs should not sleep on the laurels since at least they think they will have to be using the latest technology and doing big business.
Without going any further, Spain has already begun to conduct the first auction of the frequency band, on which the new technology will deploy. Even Vodafone has already started its pre-commercial deployment in Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Malaga, Bilbao, and Valencia.
As we can see, 5G is coming, but there are still a few years to know its full potential. Whether or not we prepare for the arrival of the new technology, we want it to arrive. It will always offer us a massive range of possibilities, all exciting.
Therefore you do not fall behind in the formation of new technologies; academic programs have been developed according to the demands of the labor market, highlighting some such as the Master in Cybersecurity, taught by INISEG. In particular, thanks to a focus primarily on computer engineering and cybersecurity practices.