The Future of Connected Devices
With New Innovations Comes Unknown Consequences
With these advantages, the fast, widespread rise of 5G could raise some opportunities for hackers as well. Exploiting holes or unknown security issues will be the top priority of hackers. Getting access to billions of Internet of Things connected devices will create a great margin of risk when it comes to making the public switch to 5G. These threats are why it’s so important for businesses, organizations, and individuals to do their part to prevent cybersecurity threats and keep their data safe.
There has also been some pervasive misinformation circulating through concerned citizens and organizations on the physical disadvantages of new 5G networks. All of which have since been scientifically disproven. The statement was published through a graph in 2000 which discussed how the higher the frequency, the more microwave absorption in brain tissue damage was found, implying that exposure would lead to brain cancer and ultimately death. This was refuted since his studies did not take into account how the human skin acts as a protective barrier which doesn’t allow these radio waves to absorb into the body’s organs, such as the brain.
The crazy thing is how far and wide this misinformation spread, aided by the media and concerned parents. There has been an uncertainty and fear surrounding the next generation of cellular connection, so it is vital to stay well informed from reliable scientific sources.
The features 5G will unlock for the future of the world will soon be discovered. From streamlining hospital processes to streaming movies, 5G holds many possibilities for the average person. With more possibilities comes more responsibility.
Make sure to continue teaching and spreading cybersecurity awareness in your personal and professional life. Do your part. #BeCyberSmart.
Securing Internet-Connected Devices in Healthcare
Week three of National Cybersecurity Month 2020: securing internet connected devices in healthcare. This week we dive into the roles of healthcare professionals and what your role is for tele-health.