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Global 5G roaming subscribers to reach 210 million in 2026, up 4,500% during 2021-26: StudyNEW DELHI: The number of global roaming subscribers using 5G services will reach increase from 4.5 million in 2021 to 210 million in 2026, growing by over 4,500%, as operators accelerate fifth-generation network rollouts and the international travel industry recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a study by Juniper Research.

The findings recommend that operators must now focus on increasing 5G roaming support in order to support the future rise in demand for data when roaming over 5G networks.

“As demand for international travel returns, operators must adjust to the significant uptake of 5G subscriptions during the pandemic. A failure to provide 5G roaming capabilities in key travel destinations will diminish brand reputation amongst subscribers and lead to churn to competitors,” Research author Scarlett Woodford noted.

Additionally, operators should also develop features such as roaming analytics, sponsored roaming, and steering of roaming.

With the proliferation of 5G roaming, vendor competition around the abovementioned 5G-enabled services will also intensify.

The findings underlined that vendors must also address subscribers’ demand for bandwidth and latency when roaming over 5G to home network connectivity, by offering value-added services.

It also projects the global roaming data traffic from 5G subscribers to reach 770 petabytes (PB) by 2026, from 2.6PB in 2021, representing enough data to stream 115 million hours of 4K video from platforms like Netflix.

The findings observed that the projected rise in data will necessitate 5G roaming data contracts between operators to provide roaming subscribers with comparable user experiences whilst roaming.


Proposed ‘Hack-Back’ Bill Tells DHS To Study Allowing Companies To Retaliate – Breaking Defense Breaking Defense

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A new bill could be the first step in companies being able to “hack back” at bad actors – but doing so could come with major risks, experts say. (File)

WASHINGTON: Two members of the Senate Finance Committee have introduced a bipartisan bill that instructs the Department of Homeland Security to study the “potential consequences and benefits” of allowing private companies to hack back following cyberattacks.

Sens. Steve Daines, R- Mont., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., have introduced the legislation as frustration over repeated cyberattacks against US companies has led to growing calls across the national security community and the private sector for retaliatory actions. Some, including military legal advisors, are now calling for the US to revisit its policy on military offensive cyber operations, especially in response to increasing ransomware attacks targeting the public and private sectors.

The draft Study on Cyber-Attack Response Options Act tells DHS to study “amend[ing] section 1030 of title 18, United States Code (commonly known as the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act), to allow private entities to take proportional actions in response to an unlawful network breach, subject to oversight and regulation by a designated Federal agency.”

DHS’s report would provide recommendations to Congress on the “potential impact to national security and foreign affairs.” Specifically, the report would address the following issues:

  • Which federal agency or agencies would authorize “proportional actions by private entities;”
  • Level of certainty in attribution needed to authorize such acts;
  • Who would be allowed to conduct such operations and under what circumstances;
  • Which types of actions would be permissible; and
  • Required safeguards to be in place.

“The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack shows why we should explore a regulated process for companies to respond when they’re targets,” Whitehouse said in a statement to Breaking Defense. “This bill will help us determine whether that process could deter and respond to future attacks, and what guidelines American businesses should follow.” (A request for comment to Daines’s office was not returned by…


Zscaler Study Finds 700 Percent Increase in IoT Malware in 2020 – MeriTalk

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With many more people teleworking in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, cyberattack surfaces changed and expanded, and as many worked from home with Internet of Things (IoT) devices abandoned at the office, threat actors took advantage. Part of the fallout from those realities, according to two Zscaler studies, was that malware attacks on IoT devices connected to corporate networks increased by 700 percent year-over-year in 2020, compared to the firm’s 2019 study.

The issue is a global one, as the study found attacks targeted businesses in Ireland, the United States, and China the most. The majority of attacks originated in China, the United States, and India. The vast majority of attacks came from just two malware families used in botnet attacks, with groups Gafgyt and Mirai representing 97 percent of the 900 malware payloads Zscaler’s cloud blocked on IoT devices.

“Throughout 2020 and well into 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic left many corporate offices eerily quiet and devoid of employees,” the company’s report says. “But despite the lack of people, these buildings were still buzzing with activity under the surface. The buildings themselves weren’t the only things left abandoned: smartwatches, digital signage, networked printers, and many other IoT devices were still connected to the network – refreshing data, performing functions, awaiting commands.”

“Threat actors took notice, and many attempted to take advantage. In the midst of the enormous global shift to work-from-anywhere … that translates to a staggering 833 IoT malware blocked every hour,” the report continues.

The victims of these malware attacks were focused in three industries: technology, manufacturing, and research and wholesale. The three industries accounted for a staggering 98 percent of attack victims, the report says.


Container Security Scanning Market Surging at 8% CAGR Driven by Increasing Number of Cyber-Attacks: Fact MR Study

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NEW YORK, June 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ –The global container security scanning market is anticipated to exceed a valuation of US$ 3.5 Bn in 2021. Fact.MR estimates that container security scanning market revenues will grow positively at compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8% over forecast period 2021-2031.


Cybercrime costs around US$ 6 trillion globally, which equates to a loss of US$ 190,000 per second. Container security scanning was introduced in order to prevent and reduce security issues as number of cyber-attacks and hacking of confidential information has increased across the world. Hence, increasing applications will drive market growth.

According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, goods traded in 2019 recorded more than US$ 19.5 trillion. Nearly 60% of the trade was seaborne. With seaborne trade forecast to increase in tandem with expanding international trade, businesses are acknowledging the importance of secure supply chain.

Companies are spending a lot of money on security systems to protect their data. According to study by Fact.MR, the global security market is expected to reach $170 billion by 2022. Furthermore, the exponential growth due to internet connections has fueled risk of cyber-attacks in a various industries. Thus, rising investments on security systems driving market growth.

“Numerous cloud service providers are collaborating with container security scanning companies to improve protection and alleviate customer concerns about security issues. This will result in greater adoption of container security across a variety of industries,” says a Fact.MR analyst.

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Key takeaways:

  • The U. S. has emerged as most lucrative growth market and it has recorded 7% CAGR in 2020. The market will grow at 9% CAGR in forecast period.
  • Increasing investment in security systems has escalated container security scanning market growth in Europe.
  • East Asia is expected to surge at 11% CAGR due to growing demand for container security in countries such as China, Japan, and South Korea.
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