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CableLabs Co-Chairs New M3AAWG AI Committee

February 15, 2024

The sudden rise of highly capable artificial intelligence (AI) has brought immense opportunities for beneficial innovation and advancement. However, alongside its benefits, AI also presents unique challenges concerning online abuse and threats to security and privacy. Recognizing the urgency of addressing these issues, the Messaging, Malware, and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG) has taken a […]

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A Framework for Improving Internet Routing Security

January 23, 2024

Reliable and secure routing is essential for the connectivity of critical communications networks, ensuring that data packets reach their intended destinations without being intercepted, altered or dropped. Inadequate routing security can make the entire network susceptible to attacks such as Internet Protocol (IP) spoofing, route hijacking and man-in-the-middle attacks. With the increasing complexity and ubiquity […]

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month and Beyond: How We’re Safeguarding Network Integrity  

October 10, 2023

In the digital age, cybersecurity is the first line of defense against an ever-expanding and continually evolving array of threats. The increasing sophistication of cyber threats and a deepening dependence on interconnectivity have elevated cybersecurity technologies from a peripheral consideration to a critical priority. October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, but safeguarding digital integrity is a […]

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Available Now: Ransomware Active Attack Response Best Common Practices Document

May 23, 2023

Ransomware continues to wreak havoc on global industry, governments, individuals and enterprises. Research shows that more than a third of all businesses were victims of ransomware in 2021, and now over a quarter of all malware has been reprovisioned for ransom. Ransomware is the result of malicious attackers compromising a system or network and exfiltrating […]

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Securing IoT Networks: NCCoE and CableLabs Collaborate to Develop Trusted Onboarding Solution

May 9, 2023

Billions of Internet of Things (IoT) devices have been added to the internet over the past several years. During that time, millions of insecure IoT devices have contributed to massive Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) attacks, exposing end users’ private data. To address the problem of insecure IoT devices, CableLabs participates in and contributes to […]

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Improving the Resilience of Cable Networks Through RPKI

January 24, 2022

Today, CableLabs is releasing a set of best common practices to help accelerate the deployment of Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI), which can mitigate the risk of IP prefix hijacking. All broadband networks serving residential and business users consist of both access networks and IP networks. The access network connects residential homes and business premises […]

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How Cable Networks Secure Communications

November 12, 2021

The email you sent, the website you visited, the internet searches you performed, the internet purchases you just made—they all require strong security to protect against eavesdropping, changes to your messages, and those who would make these services unavailable to you. These service examples demonstrate the foundational triad of security: confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Securing […]

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Raising the Bar on Gateway Device Security

October 7, 2021

Today, CableLabs® has publicly released a set of best common practices (BCP) to enhance the security of cable modems, integrated access points, and home routers (collectively, known as “gateway devices”) against malicious activity and other cyber threats. This work builds on and extends CableLabs’ and the cable industry’s longstanding leadership in cybersecurity to ensure a […]

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Practical Considerations for Post-Quantum Cryptography Deployment

August 17, 2021

It’s the year 2031, and the pandemic is in the past. While Dave drinks his morning coffee and reads the news, a headline catches his attention. A large quantum computer is finally operational! Suddenly, Dave’s mind is racing. After few seconds, as his heartbeat slows, he looks up into the mirror and proudly says, “Yes, […]

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Transparent Security Outperforms Traditional DDoS Solution in Lab Trial

May 20, 2021

Transparent Security is an open-source solution for identifying and mitigating distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and the devices (e.g., Internet of Things [IoT] sensors) that are the source of those attacks. Transparent Security is enabled through a programmable data plane (e.g., “P4”-based) and uses in-band network telemetry (INT) technology for device identification and mitigation, […]

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