Positioned as the next big thing in technology, 5G is the talk of the town. An abbreviation of the fifth generation of cellular wireless, 5G is a new standard for how users can communicate and transmit data via connected devices. It’s crazy fast, 20 gigabits per second as a matter of fact, and the lack of latency is an enticing choice for service providers hoping to deliver new innovative services and devices. But building a quick 5G network is one thing, building a secure network is another entirely.
As a software application that runs automated tasks, bots are a common internet tool. From chatbots to social bots, this form of technology has been leveraged for a wide variety of reasons — some malicious.
The modern cyberthreat landscape is complex — it’s characterized by new malware strains and advanced worm variants, which cybercriminals create in attempt to outpace threat hunters in the race for valuable data. One of the most powerful variants as of late is ransomware, a subset of malware that is designed to lock a victim’s device upon infection via encryption.
Some things just go together — peanut butter and jelly, microservices architecture and the Telco Cloud. For those optimizing their cloud, these two have become quite the duo given the solution is inherently designed to enable service providers to create a consistent experience for customers, one that scales a network while traffic booms.
Today’s security landscape is as sophisticated as ever. Between new malware variants and advanced ransomware strains, organizations are preparing their architectures for a vast array of complicated threats that could come barging in at any time. While this landscape is ever-evolving, there are some cyberthreats that hold steady throughout the years. A security vulnerability is one of these issues that has impacted technology around the globe for decades. Defined as a flaw in code or design, a security vulnerability (otherwise known as a flaw or bug) creates a potential point of compromise for a network or endpoint. A vulnerability is like leaving the front door to your house open for anyone to walk through, and malware and ransomware are the damage the intruder does once inside.
Every effective enterprise security architecture must begin with strong defense. The first line usually includes firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, endpoint security products, phishing detection solutions and more, which are intended to prevent against known cyberthreats. But what about the unknown ones? How can security teams address the advanced attacks that have just come to life? There is a chance these threats may be able to bypass that initial protective layer, especially since advanced attacks often leverage obfuscation tactics and automation to circumvent an organization’s first line of security. This issue is only compounded by the ongoing shortage of qualified security experts and flood of data from connected devices — which begs the question, what’s an organization to do?