Cyber network security

Cyber-attacks target all kinds of devices, services, and networks, and come in a variety of forms, including information theft, fraud, identity theft, denial of service and malware.

The security challenge requires all key stakeholders; vendors, operators, developers, governments, and users to do their part to ensure security. Global standards and best practices are fundamental to the efficient handling of threats as well as to building economies of scale, avoiding fragmentation, and ensuring interoperability. Trust and security in the continued digital transformation of industries are critical for industry and society to fully benefit from ICT, Industry 4.0 and IoT. 5G is the future platform for industrial transformation. Security is one of its core design features.

Minimum-security requirements for IoT devices are necessary and should mainly be implemented through voluntary market mechanisms and by mandatory certification in specific areas. Source-code disclosure of civilian use of ICT is disproportionate and increases the threat of sophisticated cyber-attacks.

Related links

A guide to 5G network security

5G security - enabling a trustworthy 5G system

Security in 5G RAN and core deployments

Intelligent security management

An overview of the 3GPP 5G security standard

Ericsson’s security reliability model

Ensuring security and privacy of 5G Networks

Ericsson PSIRT