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With 5G adoption, come new cybersecurity risks to mitigate

With 5G adoption, come new cybersecurity risks to mitigate

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A Deloitte poll conducted in Oct. 29, 2020 found that cybersecurity risks related to 5G adoption are a concern for many (76.4% of professionals at organizations currently use 5G and 80.7% of professionals at organizations plan to adopt 5G in the year ahead).

A Deloitte poll conducted in Oct. 29, 2020 found that cybersecurity risks related to 5G adoption are a concern for many (76.4% of professionals at organizations currently use 5G and 80.7% of professionals at organizations plan to adopt 5G in the year ahead).

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  1. 1. With 5G Adoption, Come Cybersecurity Concerns Deloitte poll results from October 2020
  2. 2. As Few Slow Their Race to the Cloud, Cyber Resilience a FocusCopyright © 2020 Deloitte Development LLC. All rights reserved. 500+ Methodology professionals from organizations already using 5G or planning to adopt 5G within the next 12 months were polled online during a Deloitte webcast titled, “Preparing an integrated cybersecurity approach for the advent of 5G,” on Oct. 29, 2020. Answer rates differed by question. In some instances, immaterial amounts (e.g., +/-0.1%) have been added to or removed from the “Don’t know/not applicable” answer responses to bring results to 100% total for each question.
  3. 3. As Few Slow Their Race to the Cloud, Cyber Resilience a FocusCopyright © 2020 Deloitte Development LLC. All rights reserved. Votes received: 560 (289 using 5G; 271 planning to adopt 5G in next 12 months) Has COVID-19 disruption changed the speed with which your organization is planning to adopt 5G? Yes, speed increased No change Yes, speed decreased Don’t know / not applicable = 13.5% using 5G; 19.2% planning to adopt 5G in next 12 months Yes, we currently use 5G Yes, we plan to begin use of 5G during the next 12 months 32.2% 44.3% 10.0% 14.0% 45.0% 21.8%
  4. 4. As Few Slow Their Race to the Cloud, Cyber Resilience a FocusCopyright © 2020 Deloitte Development LLC. All rights reserved. Votes received: 582 (302 using 5G; 280 planning to adopt 5G in next 12 months) Which do you think poses the greatest cybersecurity challenge to your organization’s adoption of 5G? Talent – 5G adoption will require appropriately skilled security professionals for implementation and maintenance without which establishment and operationalization of 5G may be hindered Data – 5G adoption can enable a vast increase in the amount and diversity of data created from more enabled segments (e.g., IoT, ERP, and PHI) and associated risk of mismanagement of data, requiring updates to organizational data security management programs Third parties – With increased cross- sector, enterprise- supplier, real-time collaboration with third parties and others in the external supply chain, 5G enablement increases dependency on third parties with the potential to impact production and productivity Cost of adoption – Cyber risk associated with 5G deployment cannot be adequately mitigated against without incorporating an appropriate strategic approach and long-term strategy for upgrading legacy IT infrastructure and outdated systems Adoption without cyber – 5G adoption can increase the attack surface, opening up the organization to greater risk without cyber provisions Don’t know / not applicable = 16.2% using 5G; 8.9% planning to adopt 5G in next 12 months Yes, we currently use 5G Yes, we plan to begin use of 5G during the next 12 months 30.1% 20.2% 15.6% 10.6% 7.3% 16.1% 26.8% 24.3% 15.7% 8.2%
  5. 5. As Few Slow Their Race to the Cloud, Cyber Resilience a FocusCopyright © 2020 Deloitte Development LLC. All rights reserved. 39.9% 36.5% 10.2% 26.0% 54.7% 10.6% Votes received: 558 (293 using 5G; 265 planning to adopt 5G in next 12 months) How concerned is your organization about cybersecurity risks in 5G adoption? Highly concerned Somewhat concerned Not concerned Don’t know / not applicable = 13.4% using 5G; 8.7% planning to adopt 5G in next 12 months Yes, we currently use 5G Yes, we plan to begin use of 5G during the next 12 months 80.7% of respondents concerned at organizations planning to adopt 5G in next 12 months 76.4% of respondents concerned at organizations already using 5G
  6. 6. As Few Slow Their Race to the Cloud, Cyber Resilience a FocusCopyright © 2020 Deloitte Development LLC. All rights reserved. Media Contacts Taylor Graham Public Relations Deloitte Services LP tagraham@deloitte.com Shelley Pfaendler Public Relations Deloitte Services LP spfaendler@deloitte.com
  7. 7. The statements in this report reflect the aggregation of poll responses and are not intended to reflect facts or opinions of any entities. All data, charts and statistics referenced and presented, as well as the representations made and opinions expressed, unless specifically described otherwise, pertain only to the participants and their responses to the Deloitte poll. The information obtained during the poll was taken “as is” and was not validated or confirmed by Deloitte. This presentation contains general information only and Deloitte is not, by means of this presentation, rendering accounting, business, financial, investment, legal, tax, or other professional advice or services. This presentation is not a substitute for such professional advice or services, nor should it be used as a basis for any decision or action that may affect your business. Before making any decision or taking any action that may affect your business, you should consult a qualified professional advisor. Deloitte shall not be responsible for any loss sustained by any person who relies on this presentation. About Deloitte Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee (“DTTL”), its network of member firms, and their related entities. DTTL and each of its member firms are legally separate and independent entities. DTTL (also referred to as “Deloitte Global”) does not provide services to clients. In the United States, Deloitte refers to one or more of the US member firms of DTTL, their related entities that operate using the “Deloitte” name in the United States and their respective affiliates. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting. Please see www.deloitte.com/about to learn more about our global network of member firms. Copyright © 2020 Deloitte Development LLC. All rights reserved.

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