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Nokia on security: ‘We have to lock down the entire network’

DDoS attacks are growing faster than any other type of internet traffic, says the director of product marketing at Nokia A week or so after announcing its fifth generation of routing silicon, dubbed FP5, Nokia spoke with RCR Wireless News in more detail about the...

How does C Spire handle the growing need for network security in rural broadband deployments?

C Spire's Chief Information Security Officer: 'Security needs to be aware of where the business is going' For a long time, increasing network availability and speed has dominated the rural broadband conversation; those aspects continue to be part of the ongoing debate around the pending...

Hackers shifted to target financial relief and healthcare during the pandemic: Keysight report

The mechanisms of cyber attacks in 2020 were not new -- phishing, ransomware for financial gain and supply chain attacks were the primary trends of concern, according to Keysight Technologies' fourth annual security report. But the tenor of attacks changed, because hackers used the...

Trump administration bans Xiaomi, other Chinese companies

Xiaomi recently took Apple’s place as the world's third largest smartphone maker With mere days left in office, President Donald Trump and his administration have added nine Chinese companies, including smartphone maker Xiaomi, to a list of firms suspected to be owned or controlled by China's...

State of the Network: ‘Tremendous … dynamic disruption’

The findings of Viavi Solutions' 13th annual State of the Network report can be summarized in one word: Disruption. Networks are seeing "tremendous" and "dynamic disruption" as a result of "relentless technological advances, remote working reaching an all-time high and the expanding security threatscape," Viavi...

The Czech Republic, US pledge cooperation on 5G network security

The joint document states that suppliers should be assessed for "undue foreign influence" This week, the Czech Republic and the United States signed a joint declaration pledging cooperation on 5G network security and establishing a strict framework for assessing foreign equipment providers. Signed by Czech...

‘Working through the new realities’: Netscout on network security and telework

  Network usage has shifted dramatically since mid-March, when the COVID-19 pandemic began having significant impacts in the U.S. As enterprises and government agencies cope with the impacts of abrupt shifts to large-scale telework, the use of business applications and video conferencing has skyrocketed. VPN...

Cybersecurity firm reports 30,000% increase in COVID-19-themed attacks since January

There may be one thing growing and mutating faster than the novel coronavirus itself: human hackers' attempts to use the pandemic as an opportunity to spread their own viruses and ransomware. Cloud security company Zscaler reported a 30,000% increase in COVID-19-themed attacks since January --...

Network privacy concerns increase as COVID-19 forces remote work

Stealth Communications CEO: 'network privacy concerns amid remote work are being overlooked' As homes around the world increasingly become offices and classrooms as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the news has been awash with headlines detailing the impact of such a shift on our...

VPN traffic surging in response to increased telework

Virtual private network use is skyrocketing as remote workers and distance learners try to reach their corporate and educational networks from their homes, in the midst of the ongoing global pandemic. In recent weeks, VPN use around the world has surged, according to reports by...

CenturyLink wins $1.6b Interior network services contract

CenturyLink announced this week that it has won a $1.6 billion network services contract with the U.S. Department of the Interior, to support IT modernization for the federal agency's enterprise network, covering areas including SD-WAN, network security and Wi-Fi access. The Department of the Interior...

Increased mobile usage, 5G/Wi-Fi handoff big security risks in 2020: Report

During 2020, 25% of all breaches will happen outside the network perimeter WatchGuard has released its 2020 cybersecurity predictions, and according to the report, vulnerabilities in 5G/Wi-Fi handover and the increase of mobile device usage and remote employees will be cause for serious concern in...

Netscout: IoT devices under attack within minutes of turn-up

Internet of Things devices are being targeted by cyber attacks within as little as five minutes of being powered up, and hackers are testing their ability to attack IoT devices behind firewalls, according to a new security report from Netscout. Netscout said that in the...

D-Link agrees to bolster device security to settle FTC lawsuit

Connected device manufacturer D-Link has agreed to boost the security of its routers and IP-connected video cameras as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC sued Taiwan-based D-Link and its U.S. subsidiary in 2017, accusing the company of failing to take...

Ericsson, Nokia putting plans in place to break up supply chain: Report

Ericsson and Nokia are both putting together contingency plans to move elements of their supply chains out of China if necessary due to national security tensions, according to published reports. The Sunday Telegraph cited anonymous sources who said that both of the network infrastructure companies...

Report: Vodafone found backdoors in Huawei equipment

U.S. officials and a number of governments around the world have been urging restriction on, or outright bans of, the use of network equipment from Chinese vendors, due to concerns around possible "backdoor" access that could allow the Chinese government to have unauthorized access...

NetScout: ‘We’ve officially entered the terabit attack era’

The size of distributed denial of service attacks is "growing at an alarming pace all around the world," according to NetScout Systems' 14th annual report on worldwide infrastructure security -- and as more enterprises and networks move operations to the cloud, attackers' focus is shifting...

Poland reportedly arrests Huawei, Orange employees on spying charges

Poland has arrested two telecom employees on suspicion of spying for the Chinese state: a Chinese employee of infrastructure vendor Huawei and an employee of Orange Telecom, according to published reports. As reported by The New York Times, the Huawei employee is the head of the...

Addressing privacy and security concerns in 5G networks

WASHINGTON, D.C.--Amid high anticipation for 5G capabilities and applications, the question of who is -- or ought to be -- responsible for ensuring security and privacy on those new networks is one that remains to be answered. Does the federal government need to ensure the...

Push for new IT initiatives is impacting enterprise security, research finds

New report finds that 92% of organizations plan to increase cyber security spending Nearly 80% of enterprise cyber security professionals think that network security is more difficult and complex now than it was just two years ago, according to a new research report. Respondents to a...

Which DDoS Attack Vectors Lead the Pack? (Reader Forum)

The proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT) is giving hackers fresh ammunition. As IoT devices continue to prioritize convenience over security, cybercriminals are easily gaining control of these devices and using them to build botnets to launch Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Kaspersky...

Verizon DBIR: Ransomware rising

If it seems like you're hearing more about ransomware attacks, it's not just that more high-profile attacks -- like the recent takeover of some city government systems in Atlanta, Ga.-- are making the news. Ransomware attacks have increased significantly in the last couple of...

Hybrid clouds susceptible to zero-day exploits, finds survey

Hybrid cloud complexity creating security challenges Container security company Capsule8 recently released a survey conducted by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) in November 2017 exploring trends in hybrid cloud security. Among these trends, the survey found the complexity of hybrid cloud environments is making it difficult...

Enterprise IoT security considerations

Security concerns are regularly cited as the number one IoT deployment concern or barrier to adoption. “Security” covers a wide swath of considerations, both in terms of prevention and reaction. One of the first things that every expert acknowledges is that vulnerabilities and penetration will...

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