This blog is by Gerald Reddig at Nokia Networks.
We’ve seen it in the IT world and now it’s coming to a mobile network near you. I’m talking about malware – it’s a major problem, one that is getting bigger by the day.
The speed at which malware is spreading is truly alarming. PwC estimates that the total losses resulting from security incidents in the telecommunication industry grew by 61% from 2012 to 2013*, and according to Heavy Reading, 60% of operators suffered severely from malicious attacks in 2013.**
It’s a dangerous world out there – so what are we doing about it? Nokia is providing answers with its new Nokia Security Center, which opened its doors on December 10, 2014, in Berlin. The Center aims to give operators insight into how attacks, under real-life conditions, can harm the availability of their network infrastructures and services. Operators can get ‘hands-on’ with Nokia’s range of security solutions and the company’s expertise to prevent these attacks.
Don’t miss this 3 minute video for an on-the-spot report from this new security ecosystem:
More than 60 invited guests – operators, politicians, partners, academics and journalists – as well as a range of high-ranking speakers joined us for the Center’s opening. Visitors experienced several fascinating demonstrations illustrating security threats such as Distributed Denial of Service (DDos) attacks and eavesdropping as well as Nokia’s approach to tackle these. The exceptional feedback from visitors indicated just how much they appreciate a concerted effort to deal with security threats.
With presentations and panel discussions from industry-leading security experts from KPN, Fraunhofer AISEC, Juniper, Heavy Reading and F-Secure, as well as politicians from Germany’s Federal Ministry of the Interior, attendees were given a real flavor of how Nokia will drive coordinated efforts among security professionals to tackle the mobile threats facing us all.
Situated in a city that already boasts a wealth of expertise in terms of communications security, the new Nokia Security Center is an integral asset in our ongoing strategy to build mobile broadband security into everything we do. We will continuously expand our security portfolio with our own developments and with qualified partner products to improve the security of our digital society.
* PwC , Global State of Information Security 2015
** Heavy Reading’s 3rd Multi-Client Study, Nov. 2013
See also the press release.
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