The development of 5G networks increases the speed of wireless broadband for ordinary users and provides more reliable and lower latency connections for new solutions. Transition to 5G technology will be accompanied by a more significant paradigm change than any of the previous generations of mobile communications networks. The most significant technological changes are expected in sectors where 5G will allow completely new services and use cases and the digitalisation of physical processes. However, rapid technology advances usually come with a downside too. New technologies mean new, uncharted points for breaches. Also, the connective power of 5G results in a grown number of network endpoints, leaving more possible openings through which a cyber attacker may penetrate the network. Once a system gets compromised, these openings can be exploited at a new speed and scale.
With a mission to change the world together with other top notch cyber security specialists and find solutions to the biggest challenges in our time, the world’s very first ever 5G Cyber Security Hackathon took place at Tellus Innovation Arena in Oulu, Finland on November 29 – December 1, 2019. The hackathon offered three real-life use cases in 5G network for hacking. Tosibox team did not reach the podium, but the team was very satisfied with their achievements and learnings from the interesting event.