The cost of convenience: hidden security risks for MVNOs
February 10, 2021
According to estimates from Transparency Market Research, the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) market will exceed $98.4 billion worldwide by 2026, with average annual growth of 8.6 percent. The main drivers of such rapid MVNO growth are 5G and changing needs, based on market demand shifting in favor of mobile Internet services and the customer preference for obtaining products and services via convenient digital channels.
Private 5G Network Security
February 2, 2021
A lot has been written about the new world 5G can provide, ubiquitous connectivity delivering a multitude of services over networks tailored in different “slices” each to maximize an applications potential. The conversation then moves on to discuss the three high level primary solutions, enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC) and Massive Machine Type communications (mMTC). In most circumstances a business case will fit into one of these and can use the 5G public mobile networks (PLMN) for the maximum global coverage.
Toolbox for 5G security: How are you handling the European Commission's guidance?
April 21, 2020
Security is in the spotlight and people are more reliant on mobile networks than ever. Securing networks must be a priority during the design stage. This is even more true now as operators begin to tackle construction of new 5G networks. Attempts to implement security as an afterthought at later stages may cost much more: operators will likely need to purchase additional equipment, at best. At worst, operators may be stuck with long-term security vulnerabilities that cannot be fixed.
What should network operators be on the lookout for during COVID-19?
April 15, 2020
Telecom networks are a crucial part of society. They provide services, applications, and communication channels that we simply cannot do without. It’s a critical industry, not just because of the billions of users connected all over the world, but because of the other industries and services that rely on the infrastructure - not least the emergency services.
Internet Of Things (IoT) Security
Updated: March 11, 2020
Internet of Things (IoT) devices are rapidly growing in number worldwide. Learn about the main challenges to IoT security and how to manage them.
First steps for mitigating Simjacker-related risks right now
September 17, 2019
There is nothing that subscribers can do about Simjacker attacks. The vast majority of mobile operators provide SIM cards with STK pre-installed. It is not possible to disable STK on the mobile device itself. Therefore, the job of security falls squarely with mobile operators. And now for the good news. Almost any operator equipment that handles SMS traffic has the capability to reduce the risk of Simjacker exploitation.