The Commsrisk article which gained most attention during October addressed the question of whether there is racism in telecoms risk management.
South African banks can use MTN’s Subscriber Identity for Third Parties (SIFT) system to check if a SIM was recently changed.
Although Subex is an Indian firm, their user conference illustrated industry-wide challenges with achieving diversity.
October saw unprecedented concern about wangiri fraud from a wide variety of countries.
UK police statistics show there is a disparity between the number of reported SIM swap frauds and the amount of attention they generate in the media.
Millions of people are being told they should avoid robocalls by not answering their phone. Telcos need to proactively manage the consequences in order to protect revenues.
Three UK warned other firms that someone was impersonating Dave Parr, but they did not bother to check with the customer.
Greta Thunberg does not fly to conferences and we can be more like her. This pilot for RAG TV delivered a live stream involving guests in multiple locations and questions from viewers.
The survey also found that technology, media and telecoms (TMT) businesses suffered less internal fraud.
In Tanzania, defendants accused of telecoms fraud can be jailed indefinitely without trial. However, an ‘amnesty’ from President Magufuli means the suspects in one case will finally be released.