The focus on security for communications service providers (CSPs) has been changing over the last few years. 5G technology has enabled and mandated new business-critical, mission-critical, and security-critical revenue-generating services. However, the benefits of 5G’s higher-speed communications come with corresponding increases in the range of threats to mobile networks.
Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are nothing new, but they are increasing in complexity, disrupting key systems, and causing major business losses. And recently, the barriers to entry for attackers have been eliminated. DDoS-for-hire services now allow users to test basic DDoS attacks before purchasing.