DPI: Enabling secure, personalized and metered services

Why Deep Packet Inspection may be the key to enabling secure, personalized and metered services, should the FCC decide to end net neutrality in the USA. And isn’t it ironic?* It’s like spamming the FCC with bot driven anti net neutrality comments. It’s like a DDoS attack keeping anyone from commenting on it OK maybe…

Are you caught in the Bitcoin “gold rush” but is someone else reaping the rewards?

Seems like everyone has been talking about Bitcoin lately. If you remember the dot com boom of the late nineties like I do, you might have a slight feeling of deja vu. But whether we are facing a bubble or not, one thing learned recently while doing some network data analysis, is that a new…

Big Online Bargains Mean Big Online Threats. Who’s Most at Risk during Black Friday?

If you’re an online bargain hunter like me, this upcoming weekend provides an abundance of deals you won’t want to miss out. In fact, this year’s Cyber Monday will be the biggest online shopping day in history, according to Adobe — generating $6.6 billion in expected sales. Between Black Friday, Sofa Sunday, and Cyber Monday,…

Security, Security, Security: The Top Three IoT Challenges Confronting CSPs

While this may sound like the old joke about the three “L’s” of real estate success — location, location, location — it’s actually deadly serious. When it comes to IoT (Internet of Things), CSPs should pay particular attention to the 3 S’s: Security, Security, Security. Unless internalized, there could be some real heartache coming to…

IoT Security: Threat to an Opportunity

The promise of connected things has finally started to make itself felt. Carriers are busy launching their IoT offerings preparing for the massive burst of growth as the adoption of connected devices begins to outstrip that of mobile handsets.  From fleet tracking telemetry to home alert systems, the use cases have been endless and many…

Securely Mapping Africa’s Digital Future

The latest cyber-security proposals and guidelines for Africa have proven the need for a unified security strategy across both the public and the private sector, with this being shown across multiple regions, networks and industries. As one of the largest growth areas in the world, the guidelines make a point of discussing how integral it…

An immediate opportunity for CSP’s to increase IoT revenue

IoT devices are expected to exceed mobile phones as the largest category of connected devices in 2018, giving shrewd mobile operators a lot to benefit from. Unlike smartphones whose appetite for data grows every year, IoT devices such as those used to monitor the health of a car engine or for billing water or electricity…

Biting the Hand that Feeds You: When IoT-Based Attacks Strike Service Providers

While we’re arming ourselves, our businesses and organizations against IoT-based attacks, few people talk about the damage they do to service providers. It’s something that gets overlooked, but the potential for causing detrimental impact is considerable. Service providers can suffer particularly badly because: They can be a target Attacks can originate from within their own…