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The FCC is concerned about 5G security – shouldn’t you be?

In today’s 5G world, DDoS attacks have the power to disrupt network services and disturb the mobile subscriber experience to such an extent that customers may lose faith in their mobile carrier and leave, contributing to increased rates of subscriber churn and penalties due to SLA breaches. For quite some time, my colleagues and I…

How greenfield 5G network operators like DISH are ushering in a new era of cybersecurity

In the world of telecom, a greenfield service provider is one where the deployment and configuration of its network are entirely new – where none existed before. In the USA, DISH is getting a lot of attention for its greenfield deployment of the nation’s first cloud-native, Open RAN-based 5G network. As Fierce Wireless recently pointed…

DDoS attacks and 5G: everything you need to know

Cybersecurity geeks may already know this historical tidbit… The first DDoS attack occurred back in 1999, when a computer at the University of Minnesota suddenly came under attack from a network of 114 other computers infected with a malicious script called Trin00. What they may not know, or remember, is that, earlier that same year,…

The top trends CSPs and enterprises will face in 2021 and beyond

Like most everyone else, our way of working has been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, one thing that can’t be stopped, even if it may have been slowed, is the rollout of 5G, which remains a high priority around the world. As we move into 2021, an increasing number of operators are moving…

Bringing network stability and security back to businesses big and small

If you remember the pre-pandemic fun of dining out in a Chinese restaurant, then you probably also know that, at the end of the meal, nobody wants to break open the fortune cookie to read, “May you live in interesting times.” While seemingly a blessing, this English expression, which purports to be a translation of…

Simple and reliable network security for SMBs

When it comes to cybersecurity, what’s the difference between SMBs and large enterprises? If you guessed that the difference is related to the number of cyberattacks, then you’d be wrong. SMBs suffer just as many cyberattacks as large enterprises.   The difference between Enterprise and SMB network security So, then, when it comes to cybersecurity,…

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,…

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