Nokia gives CSPs an automated end-to-end system to meet 5G network connectivity demands - Help Net Security

Nokia announced the launch of NetGuard Adaptive Security Operations to give communication service providers (CSPs) a highly automated end-to-end system to meet the demands of 5G network connectivity and to address the rising cybersecurity threat posed by internet-connected devices.


Security teams today can receive more than 10,000 cyber security alerts each day. Not all these are security breaches; some are false alerts and others duplicate information. Yet, the sheer number of alerts can overwhelm security teams, which require a better way to automatically prioritize alerts in order to focus on the most threatening cases.


NetGuard Adaptive Security Operations replaces more manually-intensive and siloed approaches to cybersecurity risks with automation, machine learning, analytics and threat intelligence.


By harnessing such capabilities, NetGuard Adaptive Security Operations greatly expands security teams’ real-time visibility into the network, as well internet-connected devices and the telco cloud, and arms them with the ability to identify and troubleshoot suspicious anomalies at scale with rapid, automated and predictive responses.


5G’s high bandwidth and ultra-low latency capabilities greatly facilitate connecting billions of things to the internet (IoT), including smart home security monitoring systems, vehicles, drones and medical devices.


But lagging security protection of many IoT devices and increasing technical sophistication are giving cyber criminals scope for launching attacks through a much greater number of access points. This can leave unprotected devices on a network at risk of being infected by IoT malware, designed for nefarious purposes like data theft, within a matter minutes.


NetGuard Adaptive Security Operations is aimed at the growing market known as SOAR, or Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response. Tasked with helping CSPs collect data from multiple sources and respond to security operations quickly, a SOAR ..