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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…

COVID-19 CSP challenges: A new normal awaits.

Over the last few months, we’ve seen dramatic changes in network traffic and user behavior because of the pandemic. COVID-19 lockdowns and other measures have changed things. Many of us are now accustomed to working, learning, and seeking entertainment from home. As such, there has been a lot of analysis on the effects of COVID-19…

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…

Telcos & Covid-19: How to Manage the Challenge

We are all now living during unprecedented times, part of a historical fabric that is redefining the telecom industry and the larger world as we know it. Concerns about health and safety in the face of the coronavirus pandemic have seen many businesses transform from traditional operations to remote working environments.   Internet usage during…

Covid-19 & the new telecom reality: traffic management more important than ever

Communication Service Providers (CSPs) are seeing a dramatically increased load on networks as more people each day work from home. With a growing number of employees and businesses working remotely, voice conferencing and video collaboration are driving up traffic. Adding to demand on the network, countless students are relying on remote learning solutions to keep…