Cyber Security: Considerations and Techniques
An Industry Whitepaper
The term cyber security describes a wide range of issues and solutions related to protecting communications service providers (CSPs), residential subscribers and business customers from malicious Internet activity and harmful content. Examples of cyber security threats include:
- Illegal and harmful web content
- Phishing scams
- Malware infections and scanning activity
- Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks
- Outbound spam
While CSPs are stuck with the cost of transporting ‘bad packets’ and fielding support calls from frustrated subscribers with infected devices, the business market is demanding what Frost & Sullivan call ‘secure pipes’ through a carrier-grade cyber security solution embedded at the heart of CSP network.
This paper describes the wide variety of solutions that CSPs and enterprise Internet security professionals are juggling today, and explains the many advantages of using network policy control to deliver secure pipes to residential subscribers and business customers.