16 Reasons to Watch The Communications Risk Show

There is less than one week until the first broadcast in our new livestreaming video interview series, entitled The Communications Risk Show. Join us on Wednesday, March 15, at 4pm GMT for an hour of live chat about topical events and the risks facing the comms sector. Our opening episode will see the regular weekly presenters discussing corruption in and around the telecoms sector with three insightful guests:

  • Sydney Freedberg, Chief Reporter at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists;
  • David Morrow, veteran fraud investigator; and
  • Joseph Nderitu, business risk advisor to many of the leading telcos in East Africa.

The new series has the same production team and a similar format to its predecessor, RAG TV, but combining the growing number of Commsrisk followers with supporters of the Risk & Assurance Group (RAG) should help us to reach an even larger audience than the 500-900 viewers who typically watched each episode of RAG TV. I could list lots of reasons why we believe a weekly livestream is the best format for engaging with risk professionals worldwide, including:

  • We can reach the largest possible audience by being online, by making recordings available after each show has ended, and by not requiring any viewers to register;
  • Live broadcasts let the audience put their questions to the expert participants; and
  • Engaging with one hour of content each week is a more appealing experience for audiences than spending days sitting at a screen for an annual ‘virtual conference’.

However, the top 16 reasons to watch are the people who have already agreed to contribute. In addition to Sydney, David and Joseph, the series will also feature:

  • Tech industry analyst Ed Finegold and telco risk executive Lee Scargall as regular co-presenters;
  • Cathal Mc Daid, CTO of Enea AdaptiveMobile Security, talking about the impact of the war on telcos in Ukraine;
  • David Rogers MBE, Chair of the GSMA Fraud and Security Group, discussing security for devices connected to the internet of things;
  • Donald Reinhart and Tom Beiser of LATRO telling the audience about supplying and understanding forensic network data for police investigations;
  • Silke Holtmanns of PwC explaining the challenges involved in securing 5G;
  • John Davies of test experts BluGem discussing the new kinds of risks introduced by eSIMs;
  • Karsten Nohl, hacker and telco CISO, explaining how hacking methods may be standardized in response to business operations migrating to the cloud;
  • Arnd Baranowksi, CEO of Oculeus, talking about innovative ways to prevent telecoms fraud; and
  • Feng Hao of Warwick University, Sathvik Prasad of North Carolina State University and veteran network engineer Pierce Gorman analyzing how to mitigate the rise of robocalls using call authentication methods.

That is a total of 16 passionate and knowledgeable speakers who have already agreed to appear, with more still to be confirmed. So join us every Wednesday from March 15 at tv.commsrisk.com. Make sure you never miss a show by subscribing to the broadcast schedule and have every episode added to your diary automatically.

Eric Priezkalns
Eric Priezkalns
Eric is the Editor of Commsrisk. Look here for more about the history of Commsrisk and the role played by Eric.

Eric is also the Chief Executive of the Risk & Assurance Group (RAG), a global association of professionals working in risk management and business assurance for communications providers.

Previously Eric was Director of Risk Management for Qatar Telecom and he has worked with Cable & Wireless, T‑Mobile, Sky, Worldcom and other telcos. He was lead author of Revenue Assurance: Expert Opinions for Communications Providers, published by CRC Press. He is a qualified chartered accountant, with degrees in information systems, and in mathematics and philosophy.