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5G hype vs reality: what are the real problems and new opportunities?

Throughout the telecom world, if people aren’t talking about Covid-19, then they’re probably talking about 5G.   The promise of 5G wireless service is significant. It is touted to provide cheap, fast, ubiquitous connectivity by increasing connection speeds tenfold over current 4G services.   However, the download speeds for 5G are not nearly as mind-blowing…

Cybersecurity & Coronavirus: Protecting Customers at Home

During these challenging times, when everyone is working, studying, and streaming from home, securing the home network is more important than ever.   I’m co-producing a webinar about this, where you can learn more about the growing threat landscape and our HomeSecure solution. If you can join the live webinar, we’ll be on-hand to address…

Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020 canceled – here’s what to do instead

(written with Yaron Muzikant) What is the Mobile World Congress? For years, the Mobile World Congress (MWC) has been the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry. In 2019, the annual communications industry event attracted over 109,000 visitors from 198 countries and territories.  Among the visitors to the Barcelona event were over 7,900 CEOs and…

New IoT security regulations: what you need to know

(written with Lena Fuks) Over the past few years, the Internet of Things (IoT) market has been experiencing explosive growth. According to Gartner, there will be 25 billion connected devices by 2021. Statista research suggests the total installed base of smart devices, such as smart TVs, smart locks, IP cameras, home assistants and their associated services,…

Data center management: best practices for attracting enterprise clients

Data centers are critical facilities that house computers, storage, and systems, which are all crucial for the daily operation of any modern business. There is currently a trend of enterprises moving their IT assets to co-location, data center, and cloud service providers. Gartner predicts that by 2025, 80% of enterprises will migrate entirely away from…

8 Online Shopping Security Tips for Cyber Monday

As the online equivalent to Black Friday, Cyber Monday is among the biggest online shopping days of the year. Cyber Monday, along with Black Friday, heralds the beginning of the online holiday shopping season. According to Adobe Analytics, 2018 Cyber Monday sales amounted to a staggering all-time record of $7.87 billion. This year, the prediction…

5 Ways to Avoid a Ransomware Attack

“Ooops, your files have been encrypted!” That’s the dreaded message that greeted people hit with the 2017 WannaCry ransomware attack. Hundreds of thousands of computers were infected and many people lost their computer files, money, and time, and suffered immeasurable aggravation and embarrassment. It’s been a couple of years since then and, experts agree, ransomware is…

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…

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