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5G Technology and Data Protection Challenges

The challenges of 5G technology are large-scale. To download at a speed of 10-20 Gbps, a constant frequency of up to 300 GHz is required. In addition, we have challenges related to security and privacy in 5G technology.

Powerful signal range requires an incredible infrastructure to make the most of 5G technology. In addition, data-driven services need to be protected with multi-layered security practices.

The huge expectations created around the evolution of the mobile network to its 5th generation revolve around the economy and the millions of jobs that can be created with the technology.

At the same time, it is throwing up numerous challenges related to data security, protection and privacy that need to be addressed to enable 5G technology to truly impact positively on people’s daily lives.

New challenges for data security and privacy with 5G technology

The adoption of 5G technology will fuel innovation using, for example, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), which is often built with basic security controls, creating a larger attack surface.

At the same time, trust in data means that data breaches can cause greater damage. In addition, the post-COVID-19 way of working means that we are likely to be more reliant on those technologies that allow us to work and interact remotely, albeit with less proven safety.

The thing about 5G technology is that it will not be limited to individual customers, as with 2G, 3G and 4G. It’s not just about having a faster mobile network or richer smartphone functions.

5G will also serve vertical industries, from which a wide range of new services will emerge.

As vertical industries are thriving, the Internet of Things (IoT), connected vehicles, augmented and virtual reality, to name just a few, will all require fast and ubiquitous network and data access.

In the context of vertical industries, security demands can vary greatly between services. For example, mobile IoT devices require only light security, while high-speed mobile services require highly efficient mobile security.

The network-based security approach used today to secure the path between communicating parties may not be efficient enough to build differentiated end-to-end security for various technology services.

As 5G technology gains momentum, more people will be able to remotely operate or “talk” to networked devices, for example instructing installations in smart homes

A stricter authentication method, e.g. biometrics, is therefore needed to prevent unauthorized access to devices.

The security and privacy of a system as vast and global as 5G technology cannot be properly built on top of other basic parts of the systems.

Instead, security and privacy features should be integrated into the design of IT solutions from the outset.

Security and privacy requirements are often seen as obstacles in system design, but ignoring them at the outset will not pay off in the long run. Adding resources later is less effective and usually more expensive.

Dialogue between the security, privacy communities and all other parties contributing to 5G technology can begin to solve all these challenges

Now is the time to consider the security of 5G infrastructures as new “virtual” technologies such as Software Defined Networking (SDN) and network virtualization take over.

To do this, the security design of 5G technology will have to consider questions of how to securely isolate, deploy and manage virtual network “slices”.

Another consideration for security designers is to build a security architecture suitable for different access technologies.

Mobile devices have many options in how they access networks. For example, they can connect to networks directly, or through a gateway, or in device-to-device mode.

Networks will also have to be able to detect what type of service a user is using, but detecting the type of service may involve user privacy.

Add it all up and protecting privacy in 5G will also be more challenging.

The basic issues revolving around 5G security at the moment can be summarized as follows:

  • Whether 5G security and privacy solutions will cover the service layer in addition to the access layer;
  • The role of end-to-end protection mechanisms should be extended to those of previous generations;
  • Whether for extended identity protection and location privacy against active attackers.

Whatever the answers, there will be a growing need for secure infrastructure, including rigorous identity management and data protection, as well as a vast array of system-level protections in place to defend against distributed denial of service (DDoS) and other attacks.

Security challenges ahead of 5G technology

The global rollout of the 5G network and the increasing integration with technology products in all forms of daily activities create security challenges for reliable innovation.

The absence of a security and privacy by design mindset will make the 2020s a record period for cyberattacks on connected devices, putting consumer privacy at risk.

This is especially true given the new post-COVID-19 working environment we are entering.

The increase in breaches will result in increased fines for organizations that fail to comply with privacy and security regulations at the federal level, such as the General Data Protection Act (GDPR).

High-tech providers and government organizations must join forces to develop frameworks that promote security, fighting cybercriminals, preserving personal information, data privacy and all the resources that address technology applied to business.

The CipherTrust Data Security Platform solution enables companies to protect their structure against attacks

According to IDC, more than 175 zetabytes of data will be created by 2025, and today more than half of all corporate data is stored in the cloud.

To handle the complexity of where data is stored, CipherTrust Data Security Platform provides strong capabilities to protect and control access to sensitive data in databases, files, and containers. Specific technologies include:

CipherTrust Transparent Encryption

Encrypts data in on-premises, cloud, database, file, and Big Data environments with comprehensive access controls and detailed data access audit logging that can prevent the most malicious attacks.

CipherTrust Database Protection

It provides transparent column-level encryption of structured and confidential data that resides in databases such as credit card, social security numbers, national identification numbers, passwords, and e-mail addresses. Fundamental in the data traffic that should occur with the use of 5G technology.

CipherTrust Application Data Protection

It offers APIs for developers to quickly add encryption and other cryptographic functions to their applications, while SecOps controls the encryption keys.

CipherTrust Tokenization

It offers application-level data tokenization services in two convenient solutions that provide customer flexibility – Token without Vault with dynamic policy-based data masking and Tokenization in Vault.

CipherTrust Batch Data Transformation

Provides static data masking services to remove sensitive information from production databases so that compliance and security issues are alleviated when sharing a database with a third party for analysis, testing, or other processing.

CipherTrust Manager

It centralizes keys, management policies, and data access for all CipherTrust Data Security Platform products and is available in FIPS 140-2 Level 3 compliant physical and virtual formats.

CipherTrust Cloud Key Manager

It offers Bring Your Own Key (BYOK) lifecycle management for many 5G technology infrastructure, platform and software-as-a-service cloud providers.

CipherTrust KMIP Server

It centralizes key management for the Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) commonly used in storage solutions.

CipherTrust TDE Key Manager

Centralizes key management for encryption found in Oracle, SQL and Always Encrypted SQL.

The portfolio of data protection products that make up the CipherTrust Data Security Platform solution enables companies to protect data at rest and in motion across the entire IT ecosystem and ensures that the keys to this information are always protected and only under your control.

It simplifies data security, improves operational efficiency, and accelerates compliance time. Regardless of where your data resides.

The CipherTrust platform ensures that your data is secure, with a wide range of proven, industry-leading products and solutions for deployment in data centers, either those managed by cloud service providers (CSPs) or managed service providers (MSPs), or as a cloud-based service managed by Thales, a leading security company.

Portfolio of tool that ensures data protection applied to 5G technology

With data protection products from the CipherTrust Data Security Platform, your company can:

Strengthen security and compliance with 5G technology use

CipherTrust data protection products and solutions address the demands of a range of security and privacy requirements, including electronic identification, authentication and trust, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), General Data Protection Act (LGPD), and other compliance requirements.

Optimizes team and resource efficiency

CipherTrust Data Security Platform offers the broadest support for data security use cases in the industry, with products designed to work together, a single line for global support, a proven track record of protecting against evolving threats, and the industry’s largest ecosystem of data security partnerships.

With a focus on ease of use, APIs for automation, and responsive management, the CipherTrust Data Security Platform solution ensures that your teams can quickly deploy, secure, and monitor the protection of your business.

In addition, professional services and partners are available for design, implementation, and training assistance to ensure fast and reliable implementations with minimal staff time.

Reduces total cost of ownership

The CipherTrust Data Security Platform data protection portfolio offers a broad set of data security products and solutions that can easily scale, expand to new use cases, and have a proven track record of protecting new and traditional technologies, including impacting the use of 5G technology.

With CipherTrust Data Security Platform, companies can prepare their investments for the future while reducing operating costs and capital expenditures.

About Eval

With a track record of leadership and innovation dating back to 2004, Eval not only keeps up with technological trends, but we are also in an incessant quest to bring news by offering solutions and services that make a difference to people’s lives.

With value recognized by the market, EVAL’s solutions and services meet the highest regulatory standards of public and private organizations, such as SBIS, ITI, PCI DSS, and LGPD. In practice, we promote information security and compliance, increase companies’ operational efficiency, and reduce costs.

Innovate now, lead always: get to know Eval’s solutions and services and take your company to the next level.

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Data Protection

Multicloud Strategy: Benefits and Implementation

Multicloud (also known as multi-cloud) refers to business operations spread across multiple clouds and different cloud service providers.

Depending on an organization’s end goals, a multicloud strategy requires the adoption of one or more infrastructure, platform and software as a service (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS) respectively.

By opting for a multi-cloud approach, companies can select the best cloud service provider for each specific workload.

A company may find that one solution provider offers a superior email package, while another is better suited to handle workloads with compliance or performance requirements.

There are good reasons to adopt this approach. A multicloud strategy allows organizations to avoid vendor lock-in and select the best cloud services to meet the requirements of a particular application or workload.

Companies can choose cost-optimized services and leverage geographically dispersed clouds to meet data sovereignty requirements and improve user experience.

The multicloud model also provides redundancy that reduces the risk of downtime. While cloud service provider outages are not as common and widespread as they once were, the potential risk to customers is greater than ever.

As organizations continue to migrate more mission-critical workloads to the cloud, an outage or performance degradation can severely cripple their operations.

Defining a multi-cloud strategy

A multicloud strategy defines the following:

  • How the company will decide which clouds to use for which purposes, including public and private clouds and all types of cloud platform, i.e. IaaS, PaaS and SaaS;
  • How cloud offerings will fit with each other and with local offerings;
  • How the company will decide where data can and should stay;
  • How the company will use and protect access to resources and data.

As with any technology strategy, to reap the benefits of a multi-cloud strategy, it must be based on business requirements and technology principles.

These business requirements may include reducing capital costs and varying Opex(Operational Expenditure). Operational Expenditure) and the elimination of customer-perceived service interruptions. and the elimination of customer-perceived service disruptions.

These services can vary significantly across sectors and organizations, both in content and priority. For example, one company will value continuity of service to customers much more than another, even in the same sector.

Why companies should consider adopting a multicloud

A recent study by Dimensional Research, a company specializing in market research, found that 77% of companies are planning to adopt a multicloud strategy in the next two years to better meet their needs. But what are the advantages of multicloud that make it such an attractive approach?

1. Improved performance with multicloud

Many companies are choosing multiple cloud environments, combining workloads between public and private cloud service providers.

While public cloud providers have a place for many businesses, the fact that they have to serve a large number of companies can hinder their ability to provide specialized products.

These public cloud providers will offer dozens of different solution sets, covering everything from machine learning to blockchain applications. However, each has pros and cons for users.

Many customers choose their cloud service provider if they need a diverse set of tools that work as an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) rather than Platform as a Service (PaaS).

Often, the limitations of cloud providers lead companies to adopt multi-vendor implementation, opening up the option to choose the “best in class”.

Companies have greater flexibility to integrate the latest technological advances by opting for a multi-cloud strategy through specialized individual providers.

2. Compliance

As data privacy regulations continue to increase, the need for businesses to maintain strict levels of compliance is growing.

Geographic locations need to be accounted for to comply with regulations, such as the General Data Protection Act (LGPD).

Aside from a company integrating its own proprietary on-premises data centers, a multi-cloud strategy is typically the most efficient and cost-effective approach.

3. Resilience

Resilience ensures that a business is able to recover information at any time, regardless of any planned or unplanned issues that may arise.

Even the most geographically dispersed cloud providers will suffer from a random outage at some point.

By being tied to a single cloud provider, companies risk having their operations paralyzed if a business-critical application becomes inaccessible.

While managing multiple clouds has its particular set of challenges, the benefits of resilience in relation to security and recovery far outweigh them.

In addition, businesses will find that multicloud provides them with the advantage, not the provider. This feature allows organizations to avoid supplier lockouts.

Reliability is also improved when multi-cloud management is used as you can transfer processes as needed when an outage occurs.

4. Maximum opportunity to optimize costs and performance

For many businesses, one of the key advantages of multicloud is the ability to select the cloud services that meet the needs of the business and the best possible price.

A multi-cloud approach will allow, for example, a business to take advantage of a particular provider’s instances and secure computing capacity at the lowest price, but also use a competitor’s low-priority virtual machines (VMs) to get the best possible price on instances.

By adopting a multi-cloud strategy, companies find it easier to optimize costs and performance.

5. The best services outside the cloud

The best service or tool for what you need may not exist within a single cloud. And if one cloud provider offers it, rarely will a tool or service work on competing clouds.

Also, when you are building an architecture for a single cloud, the easy choice is to adopt all the tools and services found in the cloud to your technology framework, even if they are not the best on the market.

For example, all cloud providers have their own tools to provide visibility on application performance, CPU usage, RAM and data storage. They even have different tools for different applications.

With a multi-cloud strategy, you can choose your favorite services and tools to run across all your clouds.

IT should also inform a multicloud strategy by considering several key factors about the technology, including whether to build or buy, use open source or proprietary software, and implement a platform for everything or a central platform with some gap fillers.

IT leadership should explicitly state the principles that guide decisions about how cloud offerings are selected and combined. They are as important in developing a multi-cloud strategy as they are in building on-premise portfolios.

About Eval

Eval has been developing projects in the financial, health, education, and industry segments for over 18 years. Since 2004, we have offered solutions for Authentication, Electronic and Digital Signature, and Data Protection. Currently, we are present in the main Brazilian banks, health institutions, schools and universities, and different industries.

With market recognized value, Eval’s solutions and services meet the highest regulatory standards for public and private organizations, such as SBIS, ITI, PCI DSS, and LGPD. In practice, we promote information security and compliance, increase companies’ operational efficiency, and reduce costs.

Innovate now, lead always: get to know Eval’s solutions and services and take your company to the next level.

Eval, safety is value.