mcafee.com/activate: IT IS ALMOST THAT TIME OF THE YEAR! Next week, Mobile World Congress will be launched in Barcelona, Spain, and as usual there are some hot topics that will dominate the talks at Fira Gran Via.
After last year’s conference, I wrote about some of our plans for 5G, including the birth of a “network revolution” that will allow the growing number of connected devices to reach their full potential.
Well, for no one it will be a surprise that 5G is a big issue again this year, as we begin to address the possible security issues that may arise with a hyperconnected future.
SO WHERE ARE WE NOW?
It is clear that the connected world will soon surpass the limited focus of only desktop and mobile devices, and in many ways it has already done so, even before the arrival of 5G. According to the most recent figures, in 2020 there will be 50% of households with smart products for the home, while IDC forecasts that portable shipments worldwide will reach 213.6 million in the same year.
Clearly, much of this will begin at home, and we know that any weak link in a connected household could put consumers, their devices and, ultimately, their data at risk. In the last year, we have seen some of the worst vulnerabilities in IOT connected devices, and if consumers can not trust the technology, they simply will not use it. Security makes that type of trust possible and, therefore, safeguarding those devices, as well as the infrastructure they depend on, is paramount.
In the next two weeks, we will talk about how Intel Security plans to help secure the future before 5G, and ensure that our hyperconnected lives are secure, secure and private.
So, whether you’re heading to Barcelona or just follow the news from home, stay tuned for more announcements next week!