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…

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…

IoT Security and the Home Consumer

  True story. All I wanted was to upgrade our home thermostat to a smart one. What did I end up with? A lecture about IoT security. Who gave me the lecture? You won’t guess—my wife! Smart and educated, my wife is well-versed in what’s going on in the world through reading newspapers and watching…

Recapping MWC 2018: Four Things We Would Like to Have Seen

Another Mobile World Congress (MWC) has come and gone. An impressive event as always, this year over 100,000 people descended on an unusually chilly Barcelona for the world’s largest exhibition for the ever-expanding mobile industry to learn about the latest trends and technologies – and to showcase the latest innovations. If one word were to…

New Report Reveals How Tier-1 Mobile Operators Increase ARPU and Customer Satisfaction in Today’s Competitive Environment

3 tangible benefits Communications Service Providers can derive from becoming Masters of Security The ancient quote from Heraclitus: “The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change” is as relevant today as it ever were. It is certainly very pertinent to the Telecommunications industry. In fact, it’s never boring working in the telecom industry because things…

Time for Service Providers to Become “Masters of Security”

US Government Acting against Cybersecurity Threats.  While palming off incidences of Fake News like they were annoying bugs, US President Trump is taking cyber-attack threats much more seriously. On May 11, 2017, the President issued Executive Order 13800, “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure”. The US Department of Commerce, Homeland Security Release…

2018 Predictions: Will Technology Deliver on its Promise in 2018?

The past twelve months has been a turbulent year for many, not least with its fair share of extreme weather and economic crises. However it’s not all been doom and gloom. Google’s 2017 Year in Search revealed the most popular type of question asked to its search engine was “how” – evidencing people’s yearning to…