As awareness of the transformative nature of 5G is increasing, the industry is slowly waking up to the enormous challenge of securing not only the networks but also all the things these networks connect and the vital data they carry. The security of the Internet of Things (IoT) systems that connect homes, enterprises, industries, and countries' critical infrastructure is of paramount importance.
IoT modules, which are at the heart of IoT devices, are a critical part of the complex and multifaceted security challenge. Any compromised module exposes the entire system. Hence, module security must be comprehensive, including the hardware, software, firmware, and management systems that facilitate device lifecycle management.
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