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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

Google buys Mandiant cloud security for $5.4bn

Google is buying Mandiant for $5.4 billion (€4.9bn) to strengthen its Google Cloud cybersecurity offering. The price is a 57 per cent premium on Mandiant’s share price before media reports of a potential bid emerged. Mandiant is expected to provide enhanced services to support customers on premises and in the cloud. It’s known for detecting […]

March 8, 2022

Kudelski lifts FY revenues

The Kudelski Group, a global player in digital security, has published its 2021 annual results. In 2021, total revenues and other operating income increased to $778.8 million (€686.3m) from $741.5 million in 2020, reflecting higher sales in Digital TV, Cybersecurity and IoT. The Group generated EBITDA of $72.4 million, a $8 million improvement from the […]

February 23, 2022

Orange FY revenue up 0.8%

Orange has reported revenues up 0.8 per cent to to €42.5 billion for the full year 2021, driven by the solid performance of Africa & Middle East (+10.6 per cent) and a strong increase in equipment sales (+8.5 per cent). The Frenchl telco now has 11.8 million FTTH customers (+22.1 per cent) out of 56.5 […]

February 17, 2022

Kudelski H1: Net revenues up 6.2%

The Kudelski Group, a provider of media content protection and value-added service technology, has published its 2021 half year results. Total revenues and other operating income increased from $320.1 million (€272m) to $340.5 million. Net revenues for the Group grew by 6.2 per cent to $335.7 million, reflecting positive developments in Digital TV, Cybersecurity and […]

August 26, 2021

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

TCL passes ETSI EN 303 645 global standard

TCL Electronics has received the TÜV Rheinland /Privacy By Design logo, which confirms its fulfilment to cybersecurity standard ETSI EN 303 645, the first globally applicable standard designed to encourage a security baseline for consumer IoT devices. Headquartered in Germany, TÜV Rheinland is an international third-party testing and certification organisation. TCL is the first batch […]

July 21, 2021

Study: Pirate websites ads threat

A study conducted by cybersecurity and IP protection specialist White Bullet has revealed that 20 per cent of ads on pirate websites globally present a threat for consumers, with a high volume of ‘malvertising’ and fraud (13 per cent) and adult content (7 per cent) found within them. The latest stats from its Intellectual Property […]

March 19, 2021By Colin Mann