Governance & Risk Management , IT Risk Management

5G Networks: Opportunities and Threats

Former DHS Official Chris Cummiskey on Securing Telecom Networks
Chris Cummiskey, CEO, Cummiskey Strategic Solutions

Emerging 5G telecommunications networks present significant opportunities and threats, says Chris Cummiskey of Cummiskey Strategic Solutions, a former Department of Homeland Security official.

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In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Fraud and Breach Summit in Washington, Cummiskey discusses:

  • Why 5G networks will simultaneously open a plethora of new IoT opportunities and threats;
  • The importance of building education and awareness about 5G security;
  • Why network collaboration and federal controls will be critical to building 5G security awareness.

Cummiskey is CEO of Cummiskey Strategic Solutions, which specializes in cyber/IT, homeland security and management consulting. He previously served in senior leadership at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, most recently in the number three position at the department as undersecretary for management.

About the Author

Nick Holland

Nick Holland

Director, Banking and Payments

Holland, an experienced security analyst, has spent the last decade focusing on the intersection of digital banking, payments and security technologies. He has spoken at a variety of conferences and events, including Mobile World Congress, Money2020, Next Bank and SXSW, and has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, MSNBC, NPR, Forbes, Fortune, BusinessWeek, Time Magazine, The Economist and the Financial Times. He holds an MSc degree in information systems management from the University of Stirling, Scotland.

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