Everyone in the world is connected due to the telecommunication industry and more importantly our economies, business infrastructure is built around modern telecoms. These organizations build, operate and manage complex network infrastructures used for data, voice transmission and store vast amounts of sensitive customer information. Anyone working in telecommunication can attest to the fact how complex, responsible, critical is cybersecurity to not only their organization but also the country’s critical infrastructure.
Common challenges in Telecommunication security
Telecommunication industries provide a unique challenge with their vast infrastructure, millions of customers, they offer a multitude of entry points which can be further exacerbated by the rollout of 5G. There is a lot of sensitive information residing here not just for financial and customer details but also location data, phone call history which can be extremely valuable. Some of the common threats:
Distributed Denial of service (DDoS)
Toyota security breach (2019)
Roughly around 3.1 million customers had leaked following a breach of multiple Toyota and Lexus sales subsidiaries.
Security researchers hacked JEEP vehicle (2015)
Two security researchers hijacked a JEEP vehicle over the internet while travelling 70MPH.
Honda Cyberattack ( 2020 June )
It was reported that Honda was under cyber attack. Their network was targeted and key services like internal servers, applications, and email were not accessible.
Dixions carphone (2017)
The breach in this British electronics company involved 5.9 million payment cards and 1.2 million personal data records
A huge amount of personal information has been exposed to the darker corners of the internet and stolen access via the Samsung website.
A contractor failed to secure a large batch of customer information which let to data of 6 million customers' accounts being exposed
Solutions for improving cybersecurity:
Modern business customers need bandwidth and reliability and often rely on their telecommunications supplier for a range of IT-related services. Often these services include the hosting or provision of managed services like mobility and remote access, cloud-based services and hosting as well as pure network communications. WeSecureApp understands these various challenges and provides security solutions for today and tomorrow.
We work with your internal teams to identify high-risk areas to create strategies to drive down the risk as opposed to remediating it as a one-off. These are some of the more cost-effective and reliable ways to reduce threats.
Ensuring infrastructure security is in place is required for any organization, also understanding the readiness and to have an effective recovery plan in place we simulate threat actors and achieve objectives by non-destructive methods.
As your organization holds and manages massive volumes of consumer personally identifiable information (PII), compliance to privacy legislation is of paramount importance. There are various regulations like GDPR, NIS Directive and others that provide the framework for security.
Continuous Threat Detection
By performing periodic security assessments and penetration testing services to weed out any security threats an organization will avoid data breaches and also manage their reputation.