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Responses to the Cyber Attacks in the Telecom Industry
The insatiable appetite of consumers for internet and mobile services made the telecom sector increasingly appealing for new entrants, and many telecommunication companies are seeking to diversify their services to the existing customer base. A landscape of cyber threats also is evolving with this multitude of opportunities. The industry is becoming an attractive prospect for malicious cyber attackers because it has access to amassed personal data. But the complexity of the networks makes the organizations take longer to respond to the attacks. Also, the core business idea of telecom is to provide a continuity network, an attack would affect the consumers who pay for consistent network availability. Therefore safeguarding network and ensuring continuity service becomes pivotal.
Popular forms of cyber threats in the telecom industry include phishing or malware aimed at customers, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), insider threats and exploring vulnerabilities in customer devices and network. Telecom business tends to be comparatively adept at managing these information breaches. Many organizations are taking action to achieve an enhanced level of the ecosystem with reduced vulnerabilities and dynamic threats.
Best Practices for Cyber Security
• Redefining and simplifying Domain Name Server (DNS) architecture by replacing intermediary security layers with an adapted DNS security solution. Reducing administration and maintenance costs helps guarantee the availability of service.
• Augmenting the threat visibility using real-time context-aware DNS transaction analytics for threat identification.
• Applying adaptive countermeasures relevant to breaches which can promise business continuity, even when the attack source is unidentifiable and eliminates risks of prohibiting legitimate users.
• Decentralizing DNS architecture to adapt to heavy traffic. Placing high-performance DNS servers improves security against DDoS attacks with the enhanced user experience.
• Incorporating DNS into global network security solution to identify unusual, malicious activity and alert the border security ecosystem.
Security, the business imperative demands advanced technologies and processes, counter intelligent techniques, and awareness actions. Telecom organizations should take advantage of these technologies to protect their business.