Network-based Security Services Give Mobile Operators a Competitive Edge

As the digital world becomes all-the-more pervasive, so does the threat landscape that accompanies it. To the average consumer this can be pretty scary. Everywhere they turn, there are horror stories about phones, tablets and computers being hacked; about thousands of dollars draining out of private bank and credit card accounts; about home and business…

Security, Security, Security: The Top Three IoT Challenges Confronting CSPs

While this may sound like the old joke about the three “L’s” of real estate success — location, location, location — it’s actually deadly serious. When it comes to IoT (Internet of Things), CSPs should pay particular attention to the 3 S’s: Security, Security, Security. Unless internalized, there could be some real heartache coming to…

Securely Mapping Africa’s Digital Future

The latest cyber-security proposals and guidelines for Africa have proven the need for a unified security strategy across both the public and the private sector, with this being shown across multiple regions, networks and industries. As one of the largest growth areas in the world, the guidelines make a point of discussing how integral it…

An immediate opportunity for CSP’s to increase IoT revenue

IoT devices are expected to exceed mobile phones as the largest category of connected devices in 2018, giving shrewd mobile operators a lot to benefit from. Unlike smartphones whose appetite for data grows every year, IoT devices such as those used to monitor the health of a car engine or for billing water or electricity…

Winding Down From Mobile World Congress 2017: Security and Usability

It’s been a non-stop week at Mobile World Congress Americas 2017. With dozens of business cards in our pockets, and our feet and jaws aching from three days on the floor, let’s look back on some of the highlights, and our favorite speakers and thoughts from the inaugural event. Marcelo Claure “Security will be the…

What to Expect at MWC Americas: IoT Takes the Stage

This year, for the very first time, the wireless technologies trade association CTIA will be combining forces with the GSMA, for their Mobile World Congress Americas 2017. The conference looks set to emphasize core communications and mobile technologies, as well as consumer and industrial applications to the Internet of Things (IoT).  We’re looking forward to…

Biting the Hand that Feeds You: When IoT-Based Attacks Strike Service Providers

While we’re arming ourselves, our businesses and organizations against IoT-based attacks, few people talk about the damage they do to service providers. It’s something that gets overlooked, but the potential for causing detrimental impact is considerable. Service providers can suffer particularly badly because: They can be a target Attacks can originate from within their own…

Be the Cyber Knight in Shining Armor: Protect Your Subscribers From Cyber Bullies

As anonymized messaging apps top the download charts, their popularity raises the increasingly serious issue of cyberbullying.  Communication service providers, network owners and operators that are conscious of this issue can play a significant role in protecting vulnerable users and strengthen their position as more than just “pipe providers”. So how can you become the…

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