5G Connected Devices: Superior Security for the Globally Dispersed Workforce

5G Connected Devices: Superior Security for the Globally Dispersed Workforce

Working environments have transformed profoundly in recent years and are no longer confined to traditional corporate office settings. The percentage of employees working part- or full-time from the home office has grown exponentially, fueled by workplace restrictions enacted during the COVID-19 pandemic which resulted in a far more distributed workforce. This dramatic increase in work from home activity joins the road, field, and other remote working locations that are transforming with a growing number of connected devices.

While expanding opportunities for productivity, collaboration, and customer interactions, this trend has the challenging side effect of also introducing a host of new security vulnerabilities—during a time in which cybercrime is exponentially rising. Specifically, these attacks continue to occur more frequently, with a serious financial impact, and they are targeting critical industries.

In our latest research brief, 5G Connected Devices: Superior Security for the Globally Dispersed Workforce, done in partnership with T-Mobile for Business, we analyze the technological advancements and the changing dynamics of the modern workplace that significantly broaden the cyberattack surface. As a result, implementing comprehensive and proactive measures for cyber-resiliency becomes a top priority for businesses.

In the brief you’ll learn:

  • Why 5G device connectivity, through features like enhanced user authentication and stronger data encryption, becomes critical to mitigating risk factors which are inherent in less-secure Wi-Fi and hotspot connectivity.
  • How the sheer volume of cyberattacks that are occurring and organizations that are impacted continues to rise. 
  • The intrinsic benefits and timeliness of a 5G connected laptop as a device with a built-in cellular modem or wireless card that allows employees to connect to networks and other devices without using Wi-Fi, Ethernet, or a mobile hotspot. 
  • Better understanding the built-in security advantages of 5G connected laptops.
  • The integral role that Intel’s 13th Gen Intel core mobile processors and vPro platform plays in assuring 5G connected laptop security and an advantageous user experience.

The T-Mobile and Intel alliance ensures the built-in firmware protection that is vital to countering the multitude of vulnerabilities that malicious actors seek to exploit. The Intel vPro platform’s support of Intel Hardware Shield provides the suite of security technologies key to safeguarding the entire compute stack.

The Futurum Group believes that T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G SA network, which remains the only nationwide 5G SA network in the US, uniquely provides the anti-tracking and spoofing features that prevent manipulation of individual device connections, further reinforced by a robust security portfolio that encompasses countless solutions, industries, and use cases. Through T-Mobile’s 5G network security profile, businesses can have the peace of mind that comes with integrity protection, automatic authentication of their mobile devices, and increased identity protection. If you are interested in learning more, be sure to download your copy of 5G Connected Devices: Superior Security for the Globally Dispersed Workforce, today.

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Author Information

With a focus on data security, protection, and management, Krista has a particular focus on how these strategies play out in multi-cloud environments. She brings approximately a decade of experience providing research and advisory services and creating thought leadership content, with a focus on IT infrastructure and data management and protection. Her vantage point spans technology and vendor portfolio developments; customer buying behavior trends; and vendor ecosystems, go-to-market positioning, and business models. Her work has appeared in major publications including eWeek, TechTarget and The Register.

Prior to joining The Futurum Group, Krista led the data center practice for Evaluator Group and the data center practice of analyst firm Technology Business Research. She also created articles, product analyses, and blogs on all things storage and data protection and management for analyst firm Storage Switzerland and led market intelligence initiatives for media company TechTarget.

Krista holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Journalism with a minor in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire.

Ron is an experienced, customer-focused research expert and analyst, with over 20 years of experience in the digital and IT transformation markets, working with businesses to drive consistent revenue and sales growth.

He is a recognized authority at tracking the evolution of and identifying the key disruptive trends within the service enablement ecosystem, including a wide range of topics across software and services, infrastructure, 5G communications, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), analytics, security, cloud computing, revenue management, and regulatory issues.

Prior to his work with The Futurum Group, Ron worked with GlobalData Technology creating syndicated and custom research across a wide variety of technical fields. His work with Current Analysis focused on the broadband and service provider infrastructure markets.

Ron holds a Master of Arts in Public Policy from University of Nevada — Las Vegas and a Bachelor of Arts in political science/government from William and Mary.