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Why to use secure communication tools?

Sab Kun
Co-Founder & Executive Chairman of
Arenim Group

Growing Threat of Cyber Attacks

The number of cyber incidents against telecommunication platforms and communication tools is increasing, with a 187% YoY growth[1]  in the number of fully exploited mobile devices. Without secure transmission, cybercriminals have an opportunity to steal information during your online communication sessions which can lead to enormous demage to your company. To safeguard data and maintain privacy, companies must prioritise secure communication.

With technology used by attackers becoming ever more sophisticated, there is an increased need for advanced secure communication technology.

In light of quantum computing advancements, secure communication measures are gaining increased importance.

Most common threats during communication sessions:

SS7 Vulnerability

  • SS7 network is still the current standard for telephone calls and is in use for both landline and mobile phone service
  • SS7 is outdated and its security weakness can be exploited to remotely track any user and eavesdrop any conversation
  • 4G and 5G networks enhance security with new protocols, but must still work with legacy technology

 

Man-in-the-Middle Attacks

  • The number of man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks  in the communication sector increased [2] by 35% in Q1 2023 compared to the same period in 2022
  • IMSI [3]  catchers are used for passive eavesdropping or real-time MITM attacks – it is easily accessible for anyone for $400

Government Surveillance

  • With ever-increasing global tensions, protecting against government surveillance is becoming increasingly important
  • In 2021, the Pegasus scandal revealed alleged widespread abuse of NSO Group’s spyware targeting individuals globally
  • In 2022, the Italian Tykal spyware scandal underscored the importance of secure communication

 

Some reasons to use secure communication tools

Protecting sensitive
information

Secure communication tools encrypt data, ensuring that messages and files shared remain confidential and safeguarded from unauthorized access.

 

Mitigating the risk
of data breaches

Using secure communication tools reduces the likelihood of personal or organizational data being compromised by hackers or malicious entities.

 

Ensuring privacy
and confidentiality

These tools help maintain the privacy of conversations and data shared online, protecting individuals and organizations from privacy violations.

 

Compliance
with regulations

Secure communication tools help maintain compliance with data protection laws and regulations, such as GDPR, HIPAA, or CCPA.

 

Safeguarding
intellectual property

Encrypted communication tools prevent the unauthorized access of sensitive intellectual property, minimising the risk of theft or misuse.

 

Enhancing
trust and credibility

Secure communication demonstrates a commitment to safeguarding information, enhancing trust with customers, partners, and stakeholders.

 

Preventing interception
and eavesdropping

Secure communication tools prevent interception and eavesdropping by unauthorized parties, ensuring the integrity of conversations and transactions.

 

Securing
financial transactions

Secure communication tools protect financial information and transactions from potential cyber threats, ensuring the secure transfer of funds (e.g. during a private banking transaction).

 

Reducing the likelihood
of identity theft

By utilizing secure communication tools, individuals can mitigate the risk of identity theft through the secure transmission of personal information.

 

To understand in depth how KvantPhone can protect you against the above described threats, please check out the following:

 

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