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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

verizon products , services and managed secure news

While reading some news in the past two days you will read many of them with titles like:
  • Verizon Wireless customer information leaked after security breach
  • Verizon Wireless customer data leaked by a third-party
  • Verizon customer information exposed in data breach
  • Personal Data of 6 Million Verizon Customers Was Leaked
  • Verizon responds to report: Confirms no loss or theft of customer information
But what Verizon really do ? & what is that data , how information loss from a company working to secure data of the estimated 14 million customers or just the six million as per the mobile carrier ? & in the end what customers have to do in order to be safe? The answer is

Verizon Communications was created on June 30, 2000 by Bell Atlantic Corp. and GTE Corp., in one of the largest mergers in U.S. business history. GTE and Bell Atlantic evolved and grew through decades of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Today, Verizon is a global technology company delivering the promise of the digital world to millions of customers every day.

What verizon do:

Wireless network

In 2015, Verizon invested more than $11 billion to meet today’s surging demand for wireless data and video, but also to get network ready for 5G wireless technology .5G will open up a huge new set of products and mobile trends for Verizon Wireless customer. A few of the benefits are high-speed data – connection speeds that are 30 to 50 times faster than 4G – responsiveness and unparalleled video quality.

Broadband & fiber (fios)

Fios by Verizon is a 100 percent fiber-optic network that allows you to enjoy the internet speed you crave, the TV channels you love and a home phone that’s reliable.
As more people turn to their mobile devices to manage everything from their calendars to their homes, Verizon is introducing The new Fios chat-bot on Facebook Messenger, a new way for Fios customers to find, watch and manage the video content that matters most to them.

Transforming the digital experience

As more customers increasingly shop, learn, entertain themselves and manage their lives on their mobile devices, brands too are making the “digital transformation” to meet their customers where they’re spending most of their time.
“Our customers expect Verizon and the other brands they follow to engage and interact with them on an on-demand basis,” said Quiroga. “We’re rapidly modernizing and evolving our customer experience to make it simple, delightful, and seamlessly orchestrated into the context of the larger customer journey across all our digital and live interactions.”

Video & advertising

deliver the best original content with new products like go90. And, by acquiring AOL, Verizon now have a highly-sophisticated mobile advertising platform and own popular editorial content like the Huffington Post, Engadget and Tech-crunch.

Internet of things

creating innovative IoT applications for consumers, developing a platform for developers create their own applications and partnering with outside experts ,Verizon Telematics is using connected car technology to keep both your business and your family safe.

Managed secure

With digital footprints expanding, the attack surface for cyber breaches grows making organization more vulnerable.Verizon helps companies strengthen cyber resiliency across the enterprise in the following ways:
  • Keep networks secure
  • Prepare for and respond to incidents quickly
  • Handle the complexity of modern security
  • Provide expert support at any stage in the business life cycle

Innovation program

The Verizon Innovation Program helps innovators leverage platform technology to bring these ideas to life. Check out our capabilities, and check in regularly for a sneak peek into the future.
When you join the Verizon Innovation Program, you'll work with some of the most experienced professionals in the extended wireless community.

  • Verizon customer information loss & Verizon respond no loss or theft of customer information

A security researcher says a lapse has exposed data from millions of Verizon customers, leaking names, addresses and personal identification numbers, or PIN s.
Verizon Wireless says 6 million customers were affected, but the company says that none of the information made it into the wrong hands. The company says the only person who got access to the data was the researcher who brought the leak to its attention.

The security firm, Up Guard, says the problem stemmed from a cloud server that a third-party vendor had misconfigured.

Gartner analyst Avivah Litan says the issue comes down to human error and it doesn't make sense to blame cloud service providers like Amazon and Google. She says such lapses are likely common, but it's hard to know since we only know what's disclosed.

In a statement, Verizon noted "the vendor was supporting an approved initiative to help us improve a residential and small business wire-line self-service call center portal and required certain data for the project."   
The overwhelming majority of information in the data set had no external value, although there was a limited amount of personal information included, and in particular, there were no Social Security numbers or Verizon voice recordings in the cloud storage area.
the data supports a wire-line portal and only includes a limited number of cell phone numbers for customer contact purposes. In addition, to the extent PIN s were included in the data set, the PIN s are used to authenticate a customer calling our wire-line call center, but do not provide online access to customer accounts.

Finally , If you are a Verizon subscriber, we suggest you check your account or maybe change PIN to be safe. Both companies, NICE and Verizon, are already working to secure data of the estimated 14 million customers or just the six million as per the mobile carrier. Ideally, there’s nothing to worry about.

Are you a Verizon customer or a new customer ? do you know the deals for the existing customers & the new customers ? what do think about Verizon & their last news ?

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