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…

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…

Silex Malware: Deadly New Virus Bricks 1000s of IoT Devices

Your IoT’s not sick – Someone just turned it into a brick! A 14-year-old hacker created a new strain of malware called “Silex malware” which bricked over 4000 IoT devices in the span of a few hours.   Once again, the world is shocked to find that IoT devices are vulnerable to all kinds of attacks.…

Telegram Hit by Powerful DDoS Attack – Blames China

Rich irony – a secure messaging app was neutralized by a cyber attack. We live in a world where foreign governments are routinely accused of cyber meddling to subvert democratic elections. Is anyone surprised that an authoritarian government is blamed for a massive DDoS attack that shut down Telegram – a key social media channel…

Brute Force Attacks on IoT – Here to Stay?

IoT devices, such as routers, printers, televisions, cameras, lamps, baby-monitors and what-ever-else, can be found, well, everywhere. Their use has been growing for years and is expected to continue to grow. Unfortunately, these devices are notoriously vulnerable, or worse, the security implementation is so flawed that they are counter-protective leaving the consumer with a false feeling…

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…

10 Ransomware Attacks You Should Know About in 2019

Ransomware was deemed one of the biggest malware threats of 2018, and it continues to disrupt the operations of businesses and the daily lives of individuals all over the world in 2019. The 2019 ransomware landscape is quite diverse – security researchers track over 1,100 different ransomware variants preying on innocent web users. As this…

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…