India to attract investment USD 100 billion in communication sector


India is the world’s second-largest telecommunications market, with over 1.2 billion subscribers as of September 2017. Availability of affordable smartphones and lower rates are expected to drive growth in the Indian telecom industry. With 70 per cent of the population staying in rural areas, the rural market would be a key growth driver in the coming years. The government of India has introduced Digital India programme under … Continue reading India to attract investment USD 100 billion in communication sector

Security regulatory compliance for telecom operators


The DoT (Department of Telecommunications) in India has enforced the telecom operators holding license(s) to ensure that they comply to security amendment dated 31st May 2011, likewise Ofcom in UK and other nations has got regulatory compliance for telecommunication industry to adhere The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) plays a vital role in developing security policies. Subsequently the controls get implemented & business shall assure the … Continue reading Security regulatory compliance for telecom operators

EUROPOL – The Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment


EU Member States investigated a number of data breaches and network intrusions. Notably there were a number of attacks on critical infrastructure – with telecommunications companies being a common target. Other instances involved breaches into private industry and government sectors and were primarily motivated by financial gain, although cases of hacktivism and intellectual property theft are also occurring. The delivery of the Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (iOCTA) is one of the … Continue reading EUROPOL – The Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment

Mobile Network Attack: SS7 (Signalling System 7)


Signalling System 7 (SS7), is a catch-all term for a telecom network technology that is used by hundreds of cellular companies to allow them to operate and communicate with each other; it is the computer protocol used by telecom nodes within cellular networks to provide mobility control, network registration, call and text setup etc. In short it enables mobile devices to communicate and roam globally, … Continue reading Mobile Network Attack: SS7 (Signalling System 7)