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  • Arbor Chart

A DDoS Attack Only Needs to Be as Large as “Your” Network Pipe

By |January 25th, 2017|

As we look back over 2016, one of the most obvious stories will be the dramatic rise in the weaponization and size of DDoS attacks. At the beginning of 2016 we noted the largest attack being approximately 500Gbps. In the later months of 2016, we saw the monetization of multiple IoT-based botnet DDoS attacks that were close to breaking the 1 Tbps mark.

  • Higher Education

Higher Education’s Lessons on Cybersecurity

By |January 4th, 2017|

As my colleague discussed back in September, one of the widest ranging threats to an educational institution’s Information infrastructure today are Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks - specifically, DDoS as a smoke screen as [...]

Algorithms and Data Replace People, the Need for Service Assurance Increases

By |December 22nd, 2016|

Machine learning is programmatic at heart. It typically starts with a large amount of data that's been organized by people. This might be tagged photos, for example. The program analyzes the data closely and sniffs [...]

  • Unconnected chatty devices

Unconnected Chatty Devices

By |October 26th, 2016|

We all do it. We know we do it. And we think nothing of it. We bring our mobile devices with us wherever we go, including the office. But we don’t use them most of [...]

  • Cybersecurity Survey

Survey Says: Consumer Anxiety About Online Security Does Not Translate into Action

By |October 26th, 2016|

Throughout this month, we have shared our thoughts on the various themes aligned with National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This week’s theme is “Our Continuously Connected Lives: What’s Your ‘App’-titude?” In an effort to help generate more consumer awareness around online security preparedness, Arbor commissioned a survey […]

  • BDA Privacy

Can Big Data Analytics and Privacy Co-Exist?

By |October 26th, 2016|

There is a wealth of information that can be gathered from every mobile device and every subscriber session device both successful and failed. What is the worst performing mobile device? How many and which mobile [...]

  • Service Providers

No “Dumb Pipe” for these Carriers: The Next Wave of Service Provider Mergers

By |October 25th, 2016|

The recently announced acquisition of Time Warner by AT&T speaks to both the fear of service providers becoming relegated to “dumb pipe” or more simply just communication transport providers and to the importance of content [...]

  • Hide Me

Hide Me! – Living in the Modern Age of Always On, Everywhere Communications

By |October 25th, 2016|

Over a dozen years ago, I remember working as a product manager on softswitch services, excitedly talking to my manager about the development of “Find Me, Follow Me” service, a precursor to unified communications, that [...]

  • Bill Belichick

“Thrown for a Loss! Bill Belichick Slams his MS Surface Tablet”

By |October 24th, 2016|

With all the hype for the “The Internet of Things” (IoT) and Carrier-class Wifi promising to provide a high-quality user experience for a plethora of connected devices it was a stark reminder of where we really are today seeing the videos and images of the New England Patriots coach slamming a Microsoft Surface tablet on the sideline that went viral after the Patriots and Bills NFL game.