The Future of Web Filtering in the Era of 5G Networks
Security professionals and network administrators today are concerned with securing fifth-generation (5G) networks from digital dangers. Of the different technologies that they use very effectively for safeguarding 5G networks, DNS filtering is notable to a great extent. Let’s discuss different aspects pertaining to the future of DNS filtering in the light of 5G network security.
On the one hand, DNS filtering provides security to 5G networks from all kinds of threats, including botnets, ransomware, phishing scams etc while on the other hand, it also works towards providing network configuration controls for better security and parental controls.
MSPs (Managed Service Providers), ISPs (Internet Service Providers) and Cloud Access Security Brokers can benefit a lot from DNS filtering, using it along with web content categorization.
The 5G era is also the era of the IoT (Internet of Things). It needs to be pointed out that DNS filtering goes a long way in protecting IoT networks, in particular those that are 5G-based, from all kinds of threats, especially the DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks that very frequently target such networks and critical IoT applications. There are immense possibilities when it comes to using DNS filtering for IoT security on 5G networks, but there still seems to be a lack of sufficient research in this area. It seems that as regards tackling 5G traffic for IoT security management, most solutions are ill-equipped.
Now, let’s dwell on another important aspect of DNS filtering in the era of 5G networks. If on one hand, DNS filtering works towards securing 5G networks, on the other hand, it’s also a big security headache as it happens to be an area of security vulnerabilities. The number of connected devices and applications seems to be increasing like never before, on a global level. With a large number of devices getting connected to the 5G network, cybersecurity could become more challenging than ever before. Most of these devices are likely to be targeted for DDoS attacks and other cyberattacks. Hence, it’s imperative that security experts as well as service providers put in extra effort to study and understand the requirements of the next-generation 5G network. They are, in fact, trying to form a clear understanding of the cybersecurity-related challenges that would come up in the future as regards 5G networks.
A highly proficient 5G-aware DNS filtering is important when it comes to securing 5G-based IoT traffic and experts are coming up with all kinds of new security frameworks that are needed to accomplish the kind of networking abilities that this situation demands. Security firms and experts are working towards devising systems that have the capability of processing 5G-aware DNS filtering rules and thus ensure maximum security against cyberattacks of all magnitudes and kinds.
Though DNS filtering contributes greatly towards providing security to the critical 5G network infrastructure, the involvement of trusted cybersecurity partners and the employment of all kinds of security technologies is also needed. Since no single cybersecurity product can assure 100% security, it’s always best to go for different techniques and technologies including two-factor authentication, antivirus software, spam filters etc and also have concrete remediation policies in place.
Coming back to DNS filtering, it helps organizations adopt effective, extensive and forward-thinking Web use policies, block access to malicious websites and do what all is needed to protect their networks from all kinds of dangers. DNS filtering, along with other technologies, definitely helps organizations protect themselves against all kinds of known and unknown cybersecurity threats and also against unauthorized access to their 5G networks.
Remember, we live in a world where the number of connected devices and applications is increasing rapidly, to the tune of millions. Thus, there is a huge pressure to ensure that all networks are secure and adaptable. Technologies like DNS filtering provide solutions to ensure the kind of security and adaptability that’s needed in this context, especially for the much advanced 5G networks.
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Kevin Jones, Ph.D., is a research associate and a Cyber Security Author with experience in Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Assessments, Monitoring solutions, Surveillance and Offensive technologies etc. Currently, he is a freelance writer on latest security news and other happenings. He has authored numerous articles and exploits which can be found on popular sites like hackercombat.com and others.