While most Australians eagerly await the arrival of a functional nationwide 5G network, many in the tech industry are already thinking well beyond that. How does the world function when everything, including our clothing, is a connected device? And how do we ensure that when the line between digital infrastructure and physical infrastructure no longer exists, that we are able to remain secure from any threats?
With this in mind, LexisNexis welcomed Industry Professor of the University of Technology Sydney, Ian Oppermann, to the Governance and Risk Management Forum 2021 to present ‘An integrated approach to cybersecurity for the future’. Oppermann's presentation covered the current innovations shaping our world and how these technologies are evolving for the future, particularly for the introduction of a 6G network.
Much of the conversation centred around 2030, which is the primary focus of the United Nations (UN) Sustainability Goals. The UN framework outlines targets to boost sustainability and resilience, including the shift towards smart cities and communities. While 2030 is the current goal post, Oppermann encouraged a longer-term view, particularly emphasising both the advantages and considerations of smart homes, autonomous devices and drones.