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New WTA Report Provides Key Insights for Protecting Your Infrastructure

Thursday, December 5, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Victoria Krisman
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(New York City, NY – December 5, 2019) – The World Teleport Association (WTA) today released How Cybercriminals Break into Your Teleport, a new research report that shares insights about how hackers operate and what vulnerabilities they look for in a teleport. The report pushes past confusing jargon to arm readers with the knowledge needed to make the right cybersecurity choices for their teleports.

“It’s tough for the executives of small-to-midsize teleport operations to provide adequate protection against cyberthreats,” said executive director and report author Robert Bell. “There are so many competing priorities for investment and management attention. The jargon of cybersecurity can also be hard to penetrate to find real answers. In this report, we cut through the jargon to focus on the motivations and methods of the people on the other end of the cyberattack. Understanding them better equips executives to decide on priorities and make smart investments.”

WTA members can access the report by signing in to their accounts on the WTA website. This report is available exclusively to WTA Members. Members may directly download the report by following this link.

More about How Cybercriminals Break into Your Teleport
Every discussion of cybersecurity descends, sooner or later, into a fog of words that only people who are cybersecurity experts understand. They can talk all day about cross-site scripting, SQL injection and buffer overflow vulnerabilities – and decision-makers will be none the wiser.

What’s missing is a shared understanding of – not what the bad guys are doing – but how they go about their work. When you understand how hackers work, decisions about what to defend and how best to defend it get easier. As any cybersecurity expert will tell you, the biggest risks you face come from people who have painstakingly honed the skills needed to break into your digital domain and find your valuables. How do they go about targeting your teleport and breaking through its defences? Cybersecurity will always be complex, but it is an activity conducted by human beings, and to know them is to know the real enemy.

About World Teleport Association
Since 1985, the World Teleport Association ( has focused on improving the business of satellite communications from the ground up. At the core of its membership are the world's most innovative operators of teleports, from independents to multinationals, niche service providers to global carriers. WTA is dedicated to advocating for the interests of teleport operators in the global telecommunications market and promoting excellence in teleport business practice, technology and operations.

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Victoria Krisman
Communications Manager
World Teleport Association

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