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Orange and Netskope partner to deliver a new cloud-smart platform

Orange Business Services, a global network-native digital services company, Orange Cyberdefense, a leading cybersecurity services provider, and Netskope, a leader in Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), are partnering to deliver a new SSE (Security Service Edge) solution embedded into the Orange Telco Cloud Platform. The partnership will leverage Orange Cyberdefense’s security expertise and Netskope’s global […]

Optus notifies customers of cyberattack compromising customer information

Following a cyberattack, Optus, one of the largest telecommunications companies in Australia, is investigating the possible unauthorised access of current and former customers’ information. Upon discovering this, Optus immediately shut down the attack. Optus is working with the Australian Cyber Security Centre to mitigate any risks to customers. Optus has also notified the Australian Federal […]

Tough new rules confirmed to protect UK telecoms networks against cyberattacks

Tough new security rules broadband and mobile companies will have to follow to better protect UK networks from potential cyberattacks are due to be brought into force by the government. The new telecoms security regulations will be among the strongest in the world and will provide much tougher protections for the UK from cyberthreats which […]

Barracuda threat report reveals spike in ransomware to more than 1.2 million per month

Barracuda, a trusted partner and leading provider of cloud-first security solutions, has released its fourth-annual threat research report on ransomware. The new report looks at ransomware attack patterns that occurred between August 2021 and July 2022. For the 106 highly publicised attacks Barracuda researchers analysed, the dominant targets are still five key industries: education (15%), […]

Columbia and Montour counties join new Pennsylvania Statewide P25 Radio Network

The Columbia and Montour Counties 9-1-1 Center, operating as the East Central Emergency Network (ECEN), has announced its cutover to the Pennsylvania Statewide Radio Network (PA-STARNet), the commonwealth’s state-of-the-art Project 25 (P25) radio network for public safety and emergency response communications. The network was built and is maintained by Motorola Solutions, which operates over 1,100 […]

Cybersecurity of 5G networks: EU publishes report on the security of Open RAN 

We take a look at the findings of a report published by the EU Agency for Cybersecurity which delve into the cybersecurity of Open RAN. We hear how to mitigate risks associated with this and how to leverage potential opportunities of Open RAN.   EU Member States, with the support of the European Commission and ENISA, […]

Zero Trust security adoption rises 27% in just two years

TeleGeography, a global telecommunications market research and consulting firm, has revealed that 35% of WAN managers implemented one or more elements of Zero Trust security and Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) on at least some of their company’s networks in 2021. This is up from 8% in 2019, according to TeleGeography’s latest WAN Manager Survey. […]

Hundreds arrested and millions seized in global INTERPOL operation against social engineering scams

A worldwide crackdown on social engineering fraud has seen scammers identified globally, substantial criminal assets seized and new investigative leads triggered in every continent. The two-month (March 8– May 8 2022) operation, codenamed First Light 2022, saw 76 countries take part in an international clampdown on the organised crime groups behind telecommunications and social engineering […]

Newly-discovered Chinese-linked APT has been quietly spying on organisations for 10 years

SentinelLabs has uncovered a cluster of activity by threat actor, Aoqin Dragon, dating at least as far back as 2013. Aoqin Dragon’s primary focus is assessed to be espionage, targeting government, education and telecommunication organisations in south-east Asia and Australia. The threat actor has a history of using document lures with pornographic themes to infect […]

Telefónica ramps up security capabilities for seamless operations

The telecommunications industry is one of the most targeted for cyberattacks and telco providers must therefore be on top of their game when it comes to security. Telefónica, one of the world’s leading telco companies, has developed innovative solutions – reliant upon 5G technology – to better manage security maintenance tasks and ensure the company […]

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