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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…

Nurturing a healthy digital transformation process

Digital Transformation is already a familiar term. In its essence, it deals with the integration of digital technology in all business areas to bring better value to customers. Over the last year, the COVID-19 pandemic was a significant catalyst for the digital transformation process among enterprises in various industry verticals. Work-from-home (WFH) and work-from-anywhere (WFA)…

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,…

How the Digital Experience could be impacting your business reputation

Business IT managers, providing online services to end customers, are undoubtedly all too familiar with customer complaints that certain services are not always accessible, or that it takes too much time to get a reply through the business web site, even though internet connections are functioning well! These types of issues fall under a broad…

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…

SASE and QoE: What you need to know

Since Gartner introduced the Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) concept last year, we see growing interest about it among our partners and customers across the globe. However, quite a few people are missing some of the fundamental concepts that are important to consider as organizations all over the world work to efficiently navigate their way…

Inline DDoS Mitigation: Is it possible to protect yourself from Tbps DDoS Attacks?

Terabit(s) per second DDoS attacks have not disappeared. Perhaps they were just taking a rest. AWS just reported a 2.3 Tbps attack earlier this year that tried to knock out cloud services over the course of 3 days during February. As reported on cbronline.com, “To put the scale of the attempt in context, it is…

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…

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