Collins and Silvestre on M2M and NFC Assurance

Look here for an interesting interview of Simon Collins and Sergio Silvestre by Alex Leslie. The WeDo duo talked about the fraud and RA challenges posed by machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, and near field communications (NFC). Their main thrust was that businesses will need to think differently in order to manage the risks, as was highlighted by Collins with this story:

In South Africa there was an experiment with traffic light monitoring and phasing. Something was wrong, but the supervision was inadequate and when the service provider finally checked they found that people had been stealing the SIM cards out of the traffic lights – hundreds of them.

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.