Category Archives: Telecoms

Trouble ahead: The telecoms cyber threat landscape in 2021

by Mark Hathaway

Telecoms providers operate some of the most complex IT environments in the world. As a result, the services they provide and the data handle for customers makes them a major target for multiple types of threat actor. 

Now there’s an added incentive to improve resilience and visibility into such threats: the new UK Telecommunications Security Act, which will mandate improvements in baseline security. But providers looking to develop a compliance strategy must first understand the nature of the threat landscape. 

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It’s time to get ready for the UK Telecommunications Security Act 2021

by Mark Hathaway

Telecoms providers operate a vast ecosystem of critical infrastructure, stretching from base stations to virtual instances. New legislation in the UK aims to improve baseline cybersecurity, remove high-risk vendors from supply chains and limit the damage from breaches.

With penalties for non-compliance of up to 10% of turnover or £100,000 per day, there’s no time to delay. A new Trend Micro guide has some useful advice for communication service providers (CSPs).

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