Jonathon Gordon

Jonathon has been lurking around the Telecoms and Internet space for the last 20 years. He is now a man on a mission – that being the reformation of the Industry Analyst business. He is working with his co-conspirators on transforming the Industry Analyst world forever as an Expert with EMI.

The unpicking of the net neutrality rules begins in the US

The unpicking of the net neutrality rules begins in the US

Written by on May 23, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The US Federal Communications Commission has voted to overturn the previous Obama-era FCC Net Neutrality rules. The Federal Communications Commission has officially begun to undo Obama-era regulations on Internet service providers. The FCC Net Neutrality rules, passed in 2015, had placed cable and telecom companies under the strictest-ever oversight of the agency. In a 2-1 […]

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Will India’s Jio suffer a post free-data hangover as network issues hit? 

Will India’s Jio suffer a post free-data hangover as network issues hit? 

Written by on May 16, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

After paying for India’s Jio, consumers expect a little more service. When a service is free, you can’t really complain. Or rather, when a service is free anything is better than nothing and users don’t feel a need to complain. But now with Jio requiring users to pay for data, and consequently calls, by asking […]

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We’ve had WannaCry, but Persirai hijacks your IP cameras

We’ve had WannaCry, but Persirai hijacks your IP cameras

Written by on May 15, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Trend Micro has discovered a new attack on internet-based IP cameras and recorders powered by a new Internet of Things (IOT) bot dubbed PERSIRAI. A new Persirai Internet of Things (IoT) botnet has targeted over 1,000 different models of vulnerable IP cameras and is using the hijacked devices to carry out DDoS attacks. Over 122,000 […]

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Title II rollback is no Pai in the sky, the wheels are in motion

Title II rollback is no Pai in the sky, the wheels are in motion

Written by on May 8, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Chairman Pai sets wheels in motion for Title II rollback. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has had a very busy first 100 days. He recently announcement that he will soon begin the process for the 2015 Title II rollback. The 2015 order exposed the Internet to a vast regime of regulations, was a welcome […]

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Symantec says malware attackers are hiding in plain sight

Symantec says malware attackers are hiding in plain sight

Written by on May 5, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Symantec points out that Zero-day vulnerabilities and sophisticated malware now tend to be used sparingly and attackers are increasingly attempting to hide in plain sight. According to the Symantec ISTR April 2017, cyber attackers revealed new levels of ambition in 2016, a year marked by  extraordinary attacks, including multi-million dollar virtual bank heists, overt attempts […]

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The BakerHostetler report says back to basics is best for security

The BakerHostetler report says back to basics is best for security

Written by on April 28, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The BakerHostetler report says companies need to continue focusing on the basics to become and remain “Compromise Ready.” The BakerHostetler 2017 Data Security Incident Response Report highlights the critical need for senior executives in all industries to understand and be ready to tackle the legal and business risks associated with cyber threats and to have enterprise-wide tactics […]

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As the focus changes to media, Verizon looks for a mega deal

As the focus changes to media, Verizon looks for a mega deal

Written by on April 20, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Verizon eyes Comcast, Walt Disney or CBS for growth. If anyone needed any more evidence that the traditional telecoms model is breaking down, then look no further. Verizon, the largest U.S. wireless carrier, is seeking new sources of growth as the mobile-phone business matures and its new media ventures take time to gain traction. Verizon Communications […]

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Healthcare systems are the target of choice for ransomware

Healthcare systems are the target of choice for ransomware

Written by on April 18, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Another day and another healthcare ransomware attack. The latest healthcare ransomware target – Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) in Buffalo, N.Y.  ECMC and its long-term care at Terrace View facility got hit by a computer virus that prompted a computer system shutdown early Sunday.  As of April 13th, they are still working on bringing their […]

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Beware BrickerBot, a permanent denial of service via the IoT

Beware BrickerBot, a permanent denial of service via the IoT

Written by on April 12, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

BrickerBot malware forms a Permanent Denial-of-Service (PDoS) botnet. The BrickerBot malware has been detected on honeypot servers maintained by DDoS protection company Radware. It describes the type of attack as a “permanent denial-of-service” (PDoS). “Over a four-day period, Radware’s honeypot recorded 1,895 PDoS attempts performed from several locations around the world. Its sole purpose was […]

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Is it time for Policy Control to step out of the shadows?

Is it time for Policy Control to step out of the shadows?

Written by on April 10, 2017 in Billing & Payments, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Policy Control has spent too long on the sidelines. This week, the 7th edition of the Policy Control event took place in Berlin.  While I am usually in attendance at this event, this year I couldn’t make it, but I was asked to judge this year’s awards. The process got me thinking about the challenges […]

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