The telecommunications industry is undoubtedly the industry most intertwined in our communication infrastructure now that smart phones and IoT devices are used in households and businesses around the world and data is transferred almost instantaneously. Telecom companies have grown to offer a wide portfolio of services that include internet, wireless communication, mobility, cloud, research on communication systems and tools, managed security and more. While the debate about encryption on an individual’s device will continue, the reality is that the security of all this data has become an opportunity for telecom companies.
A cyberattack against a single telecom service provider could disrupt commerce, business communications, and public safety. The importance of telecommunications puts operators at the forefront of security in order to keep up with innovation in technology and the increasing need for cybersecurity.
Fortunately, many telecom companies have risen to the challenge to secure customer data. Telecom giants now provide managed security services in addition to their array of communication and internet services. Services include network security and threat management solutions, and network security consulting. These solutions provide the opportunity for customers to protect the resources they rely on daily.
Cyberattacks and data leaks often leave unrecoverable blemishes on a company’s reputation, which is an invaluable asset in enterprise business. Telecom companies are not immune and firmly understand the business and reputation-damaging repercussions that come with a high-profile cyberattack. As a result, they are more apt to apply their security expertise and innovation to protect their networks from the bottom up in order to minimize the risk of losing customers. Leading by example allows telecom companies to demonstrate how maximum enterprise security is good for business.
The growing dependence of the telecommunications networks coupled with the growth of cybercrime has brought data security to the forefront of customers’ minds. By developing knowledge of the security risks with their expertise in building rock-solid networks, telecom companies are positioning themselves to be leaders in data security.