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…

Lesson from Lockdowns: Crucial to Scale-Up Cybersecurity Services

The COVID-19 pandemic and governmental movement restrictions have led to an increased dependency on online services for individuals and businesses alike. Cybercriminals quickly identified this trend as an opportunity for gaining profits. They responded by intensifying cyberattack volume and introducing sophisticated coronavirus-themed attack schemes to steal sensitive user information and business data. At Allot, we…

Los Consumidores Mexicanos Esperan con Entusiasmo la Protección de la Ciberseguridad Basada en la Red

El 2020 está siendo un año difícil.  Mientras México se enfrenta a la pandemia de COVID-19, los ciudadanos también hacen frente a peligrosos virus y ataques informáticos que se propagan rápidamente por Internet. El virus humano ha provocado un crecimiento sin precedentes del teletrabajo, el comercio electrónico y el aprendizaje online. Desafortunadamente, esto también ha…

Is Telco Cybersecurity the New Competitive Edge for Service Providers?

In my 20+ years working for and with telecommunication providers around the world, I’ve witnessed firsthand how the industry has evolved to offer continuously improved services to a wide audience of consumers. One of the most amazing things about this industry is that it provides essential connectivity service to every segment of society – from…

How important is cybersecurity to mobile subscribers?

(This is a guest post by Ian Parkes, director at Coleman Parkes Research, a full-service, UK-based, end-to-end B2B market research company covering international telecom and a wide range of other industries.) My colleagues and I recently concluded an extensive research survey we conducted in partnership with Allot and the results were, to say the least,…

Bringing network stability and security back to businesses big and small

If you remember the pre-pandemic fun of dining out in a Chinese restaurant, then you probably also know that, at the end of the meal, nobody wants to break open the fortune cookie to read, “May you live in interesting times.” While seemingly a blessing, this English expression, which purports to be a translation of…

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…

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