How to Provide IoT Security in the ‘Connected Everything’ Era: NIST Guidelines

Do you remember the name Mirai? Sure, you do. Back in 2016, Mirai became the first IoT botnet to make headlines by hitting global DNS provider Dyn and taking down almost half of the Internet. Now, Mirai is back with a new target. Last week, researchers from IBM X-Force found that variants of the infamous…

Why CSPs Should Care About Phishing

Con artists have been around since biblical times, but today they flourish. The Internet has provided the world with any-to-any communications and automation. In turn, these technologies have allowed the con-man to do with their illicit efforts what the Ford T did to the car industry – bring it to the masses. Phishing is the…

5G Networks: Shaping Quality of Experience (QoE) in the 5G Era

After reigning for 8+ years as the standard for mobile broadband, 4G networks are about to be dethroned by 5G. 5G networks promise dramatically faster speeds, lower latency and massive machine to machine communications – but is this enough to ensure happy consumers? Back in 2009, 4G was launched with the promise of delivering faster…

DNS Attack on Yandex – Can It Happen to You?

Last week, Russian media was hit with news about massive DNS (Domain Name System) attacks on Yandex, the country’s biggest technology company and local giant of internet search – essentially, the Google of Russia. The network attacks exploited vulnerabilities in the block-list system of Roskomnadzor, Russia’s state censor, that the government uses to ban sites…

Closed-Loop Automation: What it means for CSPs | Allot

Where is Your CSP on the Closed Loop Automation Journey? Automation in telecom is not new. But it has evolved. Initially, it was about being more efficient at solving well-defined problems – the known knowns. Solutions like Root Cause Analysis that reduced tens of thousands of NOC alarms to a single “parent alarm”, which highlighted…

Home Digital Asset Security

Anyone with millennial-aged children at home will find it hard to remember them without their faces glued to their mobile phones. It seems that their entire universe has been shrunk into a tiny metallic and glass panel, a bit like the Big Bang in reverse. For those young adults, whose birth years begin with the…

5G: Big CSP “Security as a Service” Opportunity

Big CSP Security as a Service Opportunity with 5G The migration of cellular telecommunications from 4G networks to 5G provides many opportunities for mobile operators. However, with high bandwidth, ultra-low latency, and dynamic network slicing capabilities, 5G is not just another bigger, better, faster network than 4G. It is a completely new concept in network…

Home Router…, or Trojan Horse?

Home Router…, Trojan Horse? The world of cybersecurity is full of stories of technology secretly encroaching on our privacy. The most common attack comes from malware that we enable hackers to store on our computers or mobile devices. Most of us are familiar with these “Trojan horse” viruses that can open up our devices to…