As 5G is rolled out globally, mobile carriers will benefit from significant revenue opportunities driven by growth in the mobile market, from better customer service to new 5G-enabled business models. However, the industry also recognises that 5G will dramatically raise the stakes for those who are tasked with ensuring the security and reliability of these networks.
As the demand for bandwidth continues to grow, the migration from 100G to 400G will be the next developmental step in data centre architecture. Research from Crehan Research Inc. shows that shipments of 10GbE and 40GbE data centre switches each declined in 2018, while 25GbE and 100GbE continued to grow significantly, signalling that we are now solidly in the 100/25GbE era.
Data exfiltration is a form of security breach that occurs when an organisations data is copied, transferred or retrieved from a computer or server without authorisation. Data exfiltration can be difficult to detect, as it is often the last stage of a cyber security attack, once compromised the malware orchestrating the attack can lay dormant until the point of data exfiltration or it can take data little by little over time. It can do this because it involves the transfer or moving of data within and outside a network, which closely resembles or mimics typical network traffic, allowing substantial data loss incidents to fly under the radar.
Security analytics and network visibility tools used by defenders collect as much useful data as possible to improve anomaly detection accuracy. This gives defenders proactive network security monitoring and alerting for attempted cyber-attacks or incidents that are in progress.
A new report found that last year there had been a 400% increase in SSL-based phishing threats, criminals are increasingly using encryption as part of their toolkit to evade detection and launch malware
As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we have chosen to honour two women who were vital to the design and development of Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS). Dorothy E. Denning and Rebecca Base were information security experts and pioneers who both played significant roles in the development of IDS.
The annual US version of the RSA Conference is only days away, bringing together the world largest gathering of cyber security vendors and information security professionals, this year’s event promises to be the biggest yet.
Sarah is an experienced B2B technology marketing professional, creating content for the Cyber Security, Telco and Government Infrastructure sectors.
on Wednesday, 20 February 2019. Posted in Cyber, Events
Less than a week to go until MWC19 Barcelona, one of the largest mobile industry events in the world, bringing together the latest innovations and cutting-edge technology from more than 2,400 organisations.
In terms of DDoS attacks, 2019 has started with a bang! At the end of January reports surfaced of a massive DDoS attack that generated over 500 million packets per second, which was significantly larger than last year’s GitHub attack, which peaked at 129.6 million packets per second.
Cybercriminals are increasingly using application layer Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) to attack their victims. Unlike a Layer 3-4 DDoS attack that consumes network bandwidth, an application layer or L7 attack can be much smaller in traffic volume and can go unnoticed until too late. This type of attacks effectiveness lies in its ability to mimic genuine HTTP request traffic, usually going unnoticed until it too late. Application layer attacks of this nature are often part of a wider multi-vector DDoS that looks to disrupt different parts of a victim’s infrastructure.
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