These are exciting but challenging times for telecommunications companies and new start-ups as they strive to keep up with the changing technological landscape.
With growing numbers of mobile phone and internet users and a developing digital economy, there is an ever-increasing demand for internet and mobile services. This inevitably means that businesses within the communications sector are seeking to expand and diversify at a rapid rate.
However, as they rush to expand their portfolio, organisations often leave themselves open to attack, with vulnerabilities in their network infrastructure just waiting to be exploited by an opportunistic hacker. 30% of companies in this sector have reported separate customer information stolen.
Telecoms organisations are a clear target for anyone wanting to exploit critical infrastructure or interrupt the flow of communications. The cyber threat to these vital providers is both highly motivated and highly capable, with cyber criminals and cyber terrorists seeking to take advantage of any weaknesses.