IT and Telecom Technology News – Pipeline Magazine

By: Jara Kern

Coming off Cybersecurity Awareness Month and heading into our Security and Assurance issue, we’ve been focused on top cybersecurity news this month. 5G news, especially regarding breakthroughs
and trends research, also figured heavily in our roundup. Finally, we look at headlines in innovation and the movers and shakers shaping telecoms and enterprise IT in 2022.

The top telecom industry news stories from the month are summarized below. To view all the news as it breaks, check out Pipeline’s News Center or subscribe to receive our telecom
industry news summary.

Industry research made headlines this month as we take stock of where we are in a dynamic market with rapidly evolving security threats. Business and public sector organizations continue to face
exponential growth in the volume and complexity of cyberattacks, with new research from BT identifying a more than 50 percent
increase in malware traffic over the last six months. While contending with a global shortage of skilled security professionals, organizations are struggling to maintain defenses as cyber threats
rapidly change. New findings from Hitachi ID as part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month have revealed that just 16 percent of
organizations have evolved to a zero trust security strategy using fully integrated identity and access management tools. Check Point
Research is tracking a 40 percent increase weekly on cyberattacks on organizations in 2021, compared to the same period a year ago. In September 2021, the average weekly number of attacks on
each organization globally reached its peak with over 870 attacks. This is more than double the number of attacks in March 2020. This month, HP released its latest threat insights report with analysis of real-world cybersecurity attacks. The HP Wolf Security threat research team found evidence
that cybercriminals are mobilizing quickly to weaponize new zero-day vulnerabilities.

Considering these mounting pressures, new research from Kaspersky reveals that 92 percent of managed service providers in North
America are currently planning to add new services to their cybersecurity portfolio, with threat intelligence being the top choice.

New security product and service offerings entered the market. Telefonica Tech and CyberArk are teaming up to deliver an expanded
portfolio of SaaS-based cybersecurity solutions that prioritize a security-first approach to protecting against identity-driven risk for B2B customers and operators. NETSCOUT has launched a new managed service offering that provides 24×7 testing, monitoring, troubleshooting, and reporting for customers’
critical IT services and applications. In other IoT security news, Keysight has delivered a new IoT security assessment software
that enables IoT chip and device manufacturers, as well as organizations deploying IoT devices, to perform comprehensive, …….


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