Commsrisk Top Ten for 2018

Once again my selection of the most important events of 2018 differed from the most-read articles of the year. But if risk management was as simple as drawing attention to the most obvious dangers then anybody could be a good risk manager! Many of the leading articles scored well because new visitors kept googling and finding them each month. They addressed subjects which interest a wide audience but which have not been covered in any depth elsewhere.

The following list is in ranking order of popularity, as measured across the whole of 2018.

  1. beIN or Out? Why Saudi Sports Fans Pirate Qatari TV
  2. Review of the Udacity Data Analyst Nanodegree
  3. Cox Communications VP Pleads Guilty to Multimillion Dollar Fraud
  4. Revisiting the Udacity Data Analyst Nanodegree
  5. WeDo Embarrass Themselves With 3-Year Old Fraud Stat
  6. Management Shake-Up at Neural Technologies
  7. Bypass: Time for a Rethink?
  8. Big Data Machine Learning: Telco Fraud Detection Points the Way
  9. Four Key Themes from the RAG Sydney Conference
  10. An Argument for RA Managed Services

And these were the ten articles that received most attention during December.

  1. WeDo’s Performance and What It Means for RAFM
  2. Free Simbox Map Offered by LATRO
  3. WeDo Ranked #1 RAFM Market Leader with Only 15% Share
  4. The Unsung Heroes of the Year
  5. Free CDR Analytics Toolkit Released by Not-for-Profit
  6. Utilities and Telcos: Different Domains, Similar Challenges
  7. Fraud WeDo Fraud Reveals Fraud Marketing Fraud Strategy Fraud (and What This Means for RA)
  8. Expensive Ghanian National RA System Relies on Test Calls (Like Everybody Else)
  9. The Only 2019 Prediction You Should Worry About
  10. Corruption: The Often Neglected Focus
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.