Allot Telco Security Trends Report Reveals CSP Security Services Prove Highly Effective in Protecting Consumers from Mobile and IoT Threats
The Telco Security Trends Report is based on anonymous data gathered from four communications service providers (CSPs) across
- Almost one billion were triggered by cryptomining malware, the leading security threat, corresponding to the rise in cryptocurrency valuation in late 2017/early 2018
- Over one hundred million threats were triggered by adware only
- Forty thousand threats were triggered by direct attacks in the form of ransomware and banking trojans
The escalating IoT Threat Landscape?
As part of this study, Allot set up honeypots simulating consumer IoT devices and exposed them to the Internet. Results showed immediate successful attacks, peaking at a rate of over one thousand per hour, with findings revealing that a device can get infected within 42.5 seconds of being connected to the Internet. There was also an increase of unique IP addresses attacking the honeypots over time, from 44 per day to a peak of 155 per day in less than a month of exposure.
Connected devices are forecast to grow to almost 31 billion worldwide by 2020. To help combat rising threats across this expanding mobile and IoT attack surface, the Telco Security Trends Report found that CSPs are best positioned to deliver a unified, multilayer security service delivered at the network level to the mass market. By merging value-add network-based security with built-in customer engagement capabilities, CSPs can simultaneously achieve rapid customer acquisition and high adoption rates of 40 percent, while generating incremental revenue.
"Cybercrime has become rampant across the growing mobile and IoT attack surface due to the financial motivation it provides" said
Read the full Telco Security Trends Report on how CSPs can help deliver value-added security to the mass market while generating significant revenue: [LINK]
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