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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…

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,…

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…

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…

“Ignorance is Bliss” No Longer an Option When It Comes to Mobile Security for consumers

It is an accepted fact that, since the beginning of this decade, cyber-attacks on mobile devices have been growing rapidly, with no signs of slowing down. In fact the prevalence of Mobile-malware designed to infect smartphone operating systems and applications, grew over 300% in 2016. And yet, in the mindset of the consumer, attacks on…