5G is inherently insecure according to a new article by longtime cybersecurity industry expert Bruce Schneier.

Schneier is one of the stars of the security field, a longtime activist with nearly a crystal ball for understanding how technology is going to unfold. An important topic for him right now is the security of the cell phone networks given the central role that 5G will play in industry and business over the next decade.

His article raises up a central question that should already be at the forefront of business owner’s minds: How do you secure your company’s data on networks that are inherently insecure? Even without 5G, your data is already accessed over public networks that are owned and operated by Starbucks, McDonald’s, your vendor’s guest wireless, or any wireless network that employee connects his or her laptop or phone to.

This will only be the case increasingly in the future. Data needs to be accessed from everywhere, and everywhere the networks are insecure. But that doesn’t relieve you of your responsibility to keep both your confidential company information safe as well as the confidentiality of your clients data. For small businesses, this can be a significant hurdle to overcome.

Security and data safety are at the front of how we manage IT. It is possible to build data structures that are robust, meaningfully secure, and can alert you if it looks like they’ve been breached. Today it is even possible for the smallest businesses to implement these systems, but most don’t know how to or that they even exist at all.

We would love to talk to you about how you can better secure your data, your client’s data, and even be what sets you apart between your company and your competitors. Email us at info@JMAddington.com to schedule a free and confidential consultation on cybersecurity.