Deploying Telecom Security in the New Normal

By Telecom Tech Outlook | Monday, February 22, 2021

Effective protection can be sustained by keeping pace with technical developments in the data security world and by adhering to the constantly changing enforcement environment. Know, security technologies that may have been successful yesterday may not have been used for today's problems.

Fremont, CA: With respect to cybersecurity, the telecommunications industry is generally regarded as one of the most vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks. According to a recent study by Effective, 43 percent of telecommunications organizations have been targeted by DNS-based malware. It was also found that, on average, only 4 of the 11 essential patches recommended by the ISC were used by telecommunications in 2016, rendering them especially vulnerable to zero-day attacks.

The Major Cyber Security Risk:

With telecommunications companies having broad customer bases, there are plenty of opportunities for 'malicious actors' to obtain unauthorized access to their data. Mobile devices, for example, have a wide area of insecurity, such as home routers and unsecured mobile applications. The harm that could be caused by an attack by cybercriminals could potentially involve:

• Credit Card and ID theft

• Damage to websites

• Loss of reputation

If there were to be an assault on the major telecommunications provider networks, the consequences would be far-reaching and could possibly have an effect on the entire world, with companies, customers and government agencies likely affected. Such an attack would have significant consequences for the credibility and trustworthiness of the telecommunications brand.

How Telecom Companies Boost Security:

Effective protection can be sustained by keeping pace with technical developments in the data security world and by adhering to the constantly changing enforcement environment. Know, security technologies that may have been successful yesterday may not have been used for today's problems.

Malicious actors attack from different angles, exploit weaknesses in software, hardware, and our own human instincts. Through taking a comprehensive approach to cybersecurity, suppliers of telecommunications services will be more likely to minimize the risks presented by security vulnerabilities inherent in their industry. A robust cyber protection policy should cover areas such as:

• Threat detection

• Prevention measures

• Incident response methods

• Achieving Equilibrium:

With privacy becoming increasingly important to customers, telecommunications brands may use effective resources to strike a balance between data security and digital ambition. Find out more about Protegrity's Executive Brief – Finding Balance in the Telecommunications Sector, which illustrates how the telecommunications company can monetize confidential data without compromising privacy.