According to a 2015 survey, companies’ brand reputation fell by 81% if information was compromised through a cyberthreat. When a company falls prey to a cyberattack, allowing hackers and other cybercriminals to steal information from customers and employees, it calls into question its reliability and standing.

New threats to your telecommunication systems will continue to occur. So, what’s the best thing you can do to protect yourself from these threats? Be aware of them. Here, we’ll describe four of the most pressing threats to the security of your telecommunication systems so you can better prepare.

Phishing attacks

Phishing attacks dupe consumers into clicking on fake links that then ask them to share their personal information, including credit card and social security numbers. If these scams make it onto a telecommunications system, hundreds of employees and clients could end up sharing their private information with cybercriminals.

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks

This kind of attack focuses on shutting down a website or a server for a period of time; it may also cause the server to crash. If a

DDoS attack is successful, users will not be able to access the resource until IT professionals fix the problem.

Advanced Persistent Threats (APT)

This long-term threat is defined as when a hacker gains access to a telecommunication network and continues to access information found there for a long period. In previous APT attacks, hackers have gained access to phone lines, online chat, and mobile devices. The goal is to steal data from the company. APT attacks are often directed towards industries with lots of data to steal, including the financial and defense industries.

Attack on Infrastructure Equipment

A hacker can take control of hardware, like routers, in this type of attack. After gaining access to a piece of equipment, the hacker can use it to log onto the company’s server to steal information, store data, or use services offered, like international phone calls. Even false reports of this kind of attack can cause a company to shut down services, cutting off consumers’ access to useful tools.

Keeping your telecommunication systems safe from cyberattacks is a daunting task – and one that is only becoming more and more difficult. Why not leave cybersecurity up to the professionals? Today’s Telecommunications Industries’ (TTI) MS3-Cloud manages your information stored on the cloud using a 24/7 monitoring service. If your data is ever under threat, TTI will catch the security breach quickly and eliminate the problem immediately. Contact us to see how M3-Cloud can be your solution.

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Scott Resnick
Scott Resnick is the President and Owner of Today's Telecommunications Industries, LLC (TTI) in Houston, TX. For the past 39 years, Scott has been instrumental in serving the telecommunications needs of some of Houston's largest and most influential companies. TTI is one of the largest NEC dealers in the United States. Scott is an avid baseball fan, loving father, husband, and a world traveler.

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