• Nokia launches AI-based operations to help telcos enter the 5G era

    Nokia has launched AVA 5G Cognitive Operations, aiming to help communications service providers (CSPs) gain insights to assist with slice creation and assurance to meet committed service level agreements (SLAs) for massively scaled 5G networks and enterprise services 5G infrastructures.

    Explaining the rationale for the launch, Nokia said that with 5G and the explosion of internet of things (IoT) devices unfolding, CSP operational teams are challenged with having to manage an ever-growing complexity through new use cases, service requirements, virtualisation and network slicing.

    The company believes that to that end, traditional network and service management approaches are no

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  • The Computer Weekly Downtime Upload – Episode 53

    In this week’s episode of the Computer Weekly Downtime Upload podcast, Alex Scroxton, Computer Weekly’s security editor, joins Caroline Donnelly and Brian McKenna to talk about the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis, including chancellor Rishi Sunak’s package for the self-employed, and how Southeast Asia’s approach has differed from ours. They also talk about using data to govern the public sector.

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  • Nigerian email attacks evolving into credible, dangerous threat

    Over the years, cyber criminals hailing from Nigeria have developed a reputation for amateurish and crude “419” spam emails that are easily spotted and ignored, but threat actors in the country are now deploying highly-sophisticated business email compromise (BEC) attacks, and are a live and dangerous threat to organisations around the world, according to Peter Renals of Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 threat research department.

    BEC attacks have emerged as one of the most profitable and prominent threats facing organisations – accounting for over $26bn (£20.6bn/€23.4bn) of losses globally since 2017, according to recent FBI statistics – and eclipsing estimated … Read More