Cybersecurity of telecommunications

Comprehensive protection of telecommunications against general and specific threats

Money is the lifeblood of the economy, and telecommunications is its nervous system. Complex infrastructure and huge volumes of confidential data increase the risks for telecom providers. However, not only ISPs are susceptible to telecom attacks, but also any enterprises using digital telephone services, starting from an office mini-PBX.

With extensive experience in telecommunications security, H-X experts provide a full range of corporate IT security services starting from audit and security assessment of communication systems and ending with Security Operations Center services (SOC-as-a-Service), taking into account the specifics of the telecom industry. Find out more about our security services for telecommunications and discuss your problems with us.

Protection of telecommunications Assess the security of your telecommunications with VoIP auditing. Protect your telecom services from TDoS attacks by filtering calls and IVR, as well as implementing a resilient telecom platform. Security compliance audit Gain market and competitive advantage by bringing your organization up to official compliance with international security standards such as ISO 27001, PCI DSS, HIPAA, TISAX, GDPR, SOC 2 and more. Penetration testing Test the resilience of your IT systems, staff or organization as a whole using ethical hacking techniques. We effectively assess possibilities of unauthorized access, service interruptions and other security incidents. Red Team – test your incident response Assess your company's cyber warfare readiness with the Red Team Exercise. We are the “Red Team” and will carefully attack your systems. Your experts will protect them. Incident investigation and forensics Find out who penetrated your system, and when, how, and why they did it. We carry out detailed research including media analysis and apply cutting-edge techniques such as RAM, registry, shadow volume analysis, timeline analysis, and more. Server hardening Strengthen your IT infrastructure by reducing potential attack paths. We find, tweak or remove unnecessary or dangerous features to close hidden loopholes before an adversary takes advantage of them. DDoS protection and Performance Testing Prevent business downtime, reputational damage, and financial losses with our comprehensive approach to DoS/DDoS protection at base and application levels, as well as effective “live” testing at all levels. ISO 27001 implementation and certification Master the world's most widespread structural basis for building modern Information Security Management Systems (ISMS), namely the international standard ISO 27001. Obtain an official certificate of ISO 27001 compliance. Software development Order the development of software (whether related to security or not), the development of individual security systems or the execution of non-trivial tasks for secure automation of business processes. Managed compliance Do you want to not just achieve compliance with ISO 27001, HIPAA, PCI DSS, SOC 2, GDPR, etc., but also regularly pass confirming certifications? We will help you effectively maintain and evolve your security management systems. Security experts as a service and Virtual CISO Add cybersecurity expertise to your projects by hiring our certified Remote Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and/or information security professionals. Managed threat detection and response Order advanced threat detection, immediate incident response, and continuous security monitoring of IT assets of all kinds: network devices, servers, workstations, and individual applications.

Telecom providers and vendors build, manage, and maintain complex network infrastructure, which is used for data transfer. Their solutions transmit and store huge volumes of sensitive data that have always been a great lure for attackers. All this makes telecom solutions the target of numerous cyber attacks.

It was the telephone systems that the world’s first hackers hacked into. It would seem that the telecom industry should have had time to defend itself. However, due to the increasing complexity of telecommunication technologies, more and more new vulnerabilities appear in them.

According to PwC Global State of Information Security, IT security incidents in the telecommunications sector have grown by 45% over the last year. Communication providers are facing a difficult task, they now need to learn how to resist various cyber threats:

  • SS7 and Diameter Signaling Threats
  • SIP Hacking
  • DNS Attacks
  • Network Attacks on IoT
  • DDoS and TDoS Attacks
  • Targeted Attacks
  • Unaddressed Software Vulnerabilities
  • The Impact of Service Misconfiguration
  • other threats

Vendors and corporate communication providers need to consider security as an ongoing process that includes predicting threats as well as preventing, detecting, responding, and investigating them.

Business cases of projects we completed

Audit of smart contracts and blockchain
Business Automation
Information security incident response and investigation
Managed security and compliance (ISO 27001, etc.)
Security analysis of software source code
Security assessment: audits and penetration tests
Security Operations Center cases

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