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New patented traffic-shaping tech from Cobalt Iron

Cobalt Iron, a provider of SaaS-based enterprise data protection, has received another new patent, this time on its technology for operational and event-driven network traffic shaping. US Patent 11882094, issued on January 23rd, describes new capabilities that will be available in Cobalt Iron Compass, an enterprise SaaS backup platform. The techniques, as disclosed in this […]

February 27, 2024

Report: Top 10 risks to telco sector in 2024

Changing imperatives in privacy, security and trust emerges as the top risk facing telecoms companies in 2024. According to the annual EY report, Top 10 risks in telecommunications, cyber-resilience is under pressure, with generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) throwing into question existing data governance strategies. Over two-thirds (68 per cent) of telco respondents believe they are […]

December 20, 2023

Report: Cyber attacks cost M&E industry 9% revenue

Fastly, the specialist in edge cloud platforms, has launched its annual global cybersecurity report, uncovering the scale of cyber attacks against media businesses, with each of these suffering an average of 25 known attacks this year. This report also reveals the hugely damaging financial effects of security breaches, with media businesses losing 9 per cent […]

November 15, 2023

Cobalt Iron announces Isolated Vault Services

Cobalt Iron, a provider of SaaS-based enterprise data protection, has announced Isolated Vault Services, a new enhancement available in the Cobalt Iron Compass enterprise SaaS backup platform. In a simple and unique way, Isolated Vault Services makes it possible to transition normal backup operations into isolated vault recovery services. It is intended for companies needing […]

October 5, 2023

Cobalt Iron earns patent on cyber inspection tech

Cobalt Iron, a provider of SaaS-based enterprise data protection, has received a patent on its adaptive, policy-driven data cyber inspection technology. US patent 11663362, granted on May 30th, introduces new policy-based approaches for effectively validating data integrity using multiple cyber inspection tools. The technology will be available as part of the company’s Compass enterprise SaaS […]

June 15, 2023

Viasat: “Industry must expect more cyber attacks”

California-based Viasat’s chairman Mark Dankberg, speaking at the Washington Satellite 2022, told delegates that the satellite industry should expect more attempts to compromise networks. Viasat’s European KA-SAT was hit by a deliberate cyber-attack on February 24th. “There will be worse cyber attacks than that if we’re not really vigilant,” Dankberg warned. He said that Viasat […]

March 24, 2022By Chris Forrester

FBI warns of further satellite cyber attacks

A report from the FBI and the USA’s Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency says more attempts similar to the recent hacking of Viasat’s KA-SAT communications satellite are likely. The report says that the current problems surrounding Russia means that satellite operators and service companies must examine their critical infrastructure and review and implement much stronger […]

March 21, 2022By Chris Forrester

Cyber warfare hits Viasat/KA-Sat

California-based satellite operator Viasat has been suffering from alleged electronic warfare emanating from Russia. Reports suggest that hackers have deliberately disrupted satellite signals to and from Ukraine and in particular using the (formerly Eutelsat-owned) KA-Sat. Reuters, for example, is reporting that the cyber attacks have affected about 10,000 terminals. The attacks started as long ago […]

March 16, 2022

Panasonic hit by hackers

Japanese electronics giant Panasonic says that it suffered what it believed was a deliberate cyber-attack on November 11th. There’s not a lot of further detail although Japan’s public broadcaster NHK says that the attack started back in June and ceased on November 3rd. NHK’s report added that the attacked servers stored information about Panasonic business […]

December 1, 2021By Chris Forrester

BT invests in Safe Security

BT has announced a multi-million pound investment in Safe Security, an industry-leading cyber risk management firm. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, its SAFE (‘Security Assessment Framework for Enterprises’) platform allows organisations to take a health check of their existing defences and understand their likelihood of suffering a major cyber attack. Industry analysis estimates that the cost […]

July 21, 2021