5G technology will increase demand for digital security

Demand for a modern, robust and armored cloud infrastructure tends to increase. (Photo: Disclosure)

The arrival of 5G technology will exponentially increase the creation, capture and circulation of data. So that companies can safely use new services, the demand for a modern, robust and armored cloud infrastructure will grow. Cybersecurity intelligence should form part of the core business planning framework. Governments and authorities have been imposing strict data protection laws and regulations, under penalty of severe fines. Companies are also already creating areas to protect their data.

“Our SOC (Security Operations Center) has already been created and prepared for IoT (Internet of Things). Anyone who is not prepared with these tools that can make predictive analyzes of this traffic, attacks and risk of attacks will have many problems”, informs Mário Rachid, executive director of Digital Solutions at Embratel.

Embratel also has machine learning technology (machine learning) to better address security issues, according to customer and operation demand. “When we enter with a new client, the system spends an average of 30 to 60 days learning how all the business traffic works and its patterns. In this process, we map and clean this information, until the tool starts to indicate real risk situations”, explains Rachid. “The customer himself is also involved, in an initial four-handed work”, he adds.


Embratel also offers training to customers, projecting future situations and monitoring the entire digital security structure. “The customer tells us what’s going to happen, so we don’t have to worry about things that aren’t relevant. The interaction is total and, when there is maturity in terms of security, it is much faster and more productive. When the client is at a lower stage, we still have a job to list the corrections, including security campaign issues”, says Rachid.

Training and awareness are very important, says the executive, for decision makers to really pay attention to the new digital risks. “Internet of Things devices, which are connected, today represent open doors for security problems, but many tend to think that only the computer offers risks. It’s not like that anymore: that sensor that was placed in a machine, or a camera, for example, needs to have its protection guaranteed there. We have to monitor 100% of the devices that can cause harm – that is, anything that is connected to the network.”

And what is the difference for the future with 5G in a corporate environment? Rachid explains: “Today you monitor a thousand elements. With the new networks, we will reach ten thousand. If there is no concern about this, the company ends up exposing its security problem”.