|[May 12, 2014]
Broadcasters, ISPs, Telcos, and Carriers to Lead $22 Billion ICT Market, Says ABI Research
LONDON --(Business Wire)--
The DNS infrastructure is regularly subject to attacks of an
increasingly paralytic nature. DNS and NTP amplification is proving
exceptionally disruptive, enabling the delivery of formidable DDoS
attacks reaching unprecedented levels at 500 GB/s. In parallel to the
exploitation of DNS weaknesses is the growing concern as the cellular
backhaul adopts the all IP architecture. Revenue share fraud and
subscriber identity theft are already vexing plagues that are difficult
to eradicate altogether. The transition towards 4G LTE (News - Alert) is therefore of
concern as traditional telecom fraud will be able to leverage tactics
and tools from the internet ecosystem. "Not only will attack techniques
be replicated on the cellular infrastructure but Internet-based threat
actors will expand their own hunting ground to include these new access
networks in their catchment area," says Michela Menting, senior
cybersecurity analyst at ABI Research (News - Alert).
Standardized protocols such as DNSSEC, IPsec, SSL/TLS and algorithms for
confidentiality and integrity are being promoted by international
standards organizations like the ETSI (News - Alert), 3GPP, IETF, ITU, ATIS and GSMA.
However, much more work needs to be doe by national regulatory agencies
and ICT operators in order to actively implement such security
technologies within the infrastructure. ABI Research calculates that
spending on securing ICTs will hit $22 billion globally by 2019 and will
primarily come from broadcasters, ISPs, Telcos and carriers. However,
the rest of the burden is shared by governments, international
organizations as well as infrastructure and equipment manufacturers.
This report offers an in-depth analysis of securing the Internet
backbone and cellular backhaul networks in light of the emerging
transition to next-generation networks.
These findings are part of ABI Research's Cybersecurity
Strategies and Risk Management Market Research (https://www.abiresearch.com/market-research/service/cybersecurity-strategies-and-risk-management/).
ABI Research provides in-depth analysis and quantitative forecasting of
trends in global connectivity and other emerging technologies. From
offices in North America, Europe and Asia, ABI Research's worldwide team
of experts advises thousands of decision makers through 70+ research and
advisory services. Est. 1990. For more information visit www.abiresearch.com,
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