Malicious actors are becoming more organized, more sophisticated, and ultimately more brazen. As a result, MNOs are struggling with cyber attacks because previously powerful defense methods and tools are becoming less effective. But here’s a thought: instead of every company upgrading its defenses and accumulating costs, wouldn’t it be a good idea to shift some of it around and share threat data? This comes in handy when fraudsters launch successful attacks on similar organizations. Sharing information between trusted partners and trusted groups prevents fraud incidents from recurring and makes attackers‘ lives miserable. In terms of cybersecurity and fraud prevention, the GSMA already provides a number of useful tools and information through its Fraud and Security Group (FASG), guidelines on best practice countermeasures, the MISP (Malware Information Sharing Platform) and the T-ISAC (Telecommunication Information Sharing and Analysis Centre) initiative. Read article
The GSMA MISP for the mobile industry was implemented jointly with the prestigious Luxembourg CIRCL (Computer Incident Response Center Luxembourg, circl.lu). Many different types of users take advantage of an information sharing platform like MISP to manage their daily work, e.g. security analysts, malware reversers, intelligence analysts, law enforcement teams, risk analysis teams and fraud analysts. The core functionality of MISP is sharing. Anyone can be a consumer and/or a contributor/producer. The GSMA MISP is a tool that has been designed as transparent as possible to build and maintain trust and to support contributors. At the end of the day, don’t we all pull together to provide seamless accessibility, great quality perception and a unique customer experience for all of our subscribers? Read article
The fraud pressure on MNOs is growing, especially with the technology shift to 5G. Artificial intelligence, IoT and self-steering factories are likely to ensure that the economy no longer develops in a purely linear fashion, but by leaps and bounds or even exponentially. It may soon be too late to get involved in high quality fraud prevention and detection. However, Corona has shown how quickly institutions can change when the house is on fire. In the future, the rule should be: if you say digitilization, you must also say security. Those who carelessly refrain from doing so will leave the field to others and gamble. With the help of the latest technologies and together with the GSMA, we are already working on a great solution. Very soon, there will be an easy-to-use platform where you can find the details of high-risk numbers, suspicious number ranges, MCC/MNC codes and operator IP ranges in a very automated and curated way. Stay tuned!
Since 2009, RoamsysNext has specialized in software development and project management as the GSMA’s exclusive provider of RAEX solutions. We also offer the only GSMA-compliant hub solution on the market and provide our customers with excellent service and competitive pricing. With our Wholesale Roaming Manager, we help MNOs bring together information and relationships with roaming partners in a precise and secure way – with an all-in-one solution from test SIM cards to tariff, document and contact management. In addition, we help to strengthen the core network by detecting missing and incorrect configurations and vulnerabilities with the Network Configuration Optimizer. Further audits are essential to ensure that the correct configurations are implemented in every network node.
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