With the responsibility of ensuring mass communication to millions of people across the globe, evolving technologies like the Cloud computing and mobile access, and the attack surface of most telecom enterprise networks is increasing daily. Decision-makers in the telecom sector need to be as proactive as possible in protecting the data of the millions of people who rely on their communication tools every day. The telecom sector contains some of the most revolutionary technology we’ve seen to date – including the highly anticipated eruption of wearable technology and IoT.
With the introduction of these advanced technologies will come a greatly increased area of attack for cyber-criminals. Now that most ‘things’ will be connected to the Internet, and 55% of consumers are interested in such technology in their homes, it is crucial that telecommunications companies begin planning more strategic security processes to ensure the data of their millions of users remains safe, regardless of where it resides. According to Deloitte's Telecommunications Industry Outlook, "massive data consumption will continue to grow with the expansion of IoT and more streaming of content." It is therefore crucial that telecommunications companies worldwide begin planning more strategic security processes to ensure the data of their millions of users remains safe, regardless of where it resides.