Commsrisk Top Ten for 2021

You have already seen my review of the most important stories of 2021 but which articles grabbed the interest of the largest number of readers? Traffic to Commsrisk grew for the sixth year in a row, with 9.3 percent more visitors than 2020. Last year the audience for Commsrisk spanned 203 countries in total, making it unlikely that anyone else has such extensive data about the topics that interest risk professionals working in the comms sector. These were the top ten articles of the year, ranked by the number of unique page views.

  1. US Extradites Australian and Chinese for $50mn Premium SMS Billing Scam
  2. Australia Considers New Rules to Prevent SIM Swaps
  3. Disturbing New SMS Hijack Blamed on NetNumber IDs
  4. UK Regulator Hints at Considering STIR/SHAKEN
  5. The Woman Who Made a Career by Smearing African Revenue Assurance
  6. Police Fight a Losing Battle Against Encrypted Comms
  7. Personalized Video Ads by Film Star Highlight the Risks and Rewards of Deepfake Technology
  8. Multiple Acquisitions and New GSMA Initiatives Confirm Mobileum’s Plan to Dominate
  9. Why the UK’s Supreme Court May Have to Decide If Simboxes Are Legal
  10. Second Cell C Exec Arrested for $8.6mn Fraud; Operator Says More Employees Were Involved

And this is the rundown of the ten most popular articles during December.

  1. Australia Considers New Rules to Prevent SIM Swaps
  2. German Study Warns 5G Open RAN Is Not Secure by Design
  3. Cyberattack Affects 10% of Subex Systems
  4. Ransomware Attack on Danish Telco
  5. Call for RAG Dubai Speakers
  6. Why RAFM Is a Safety Helmet for Telco Revenues
  7. ETSI Releases ‘First Comprehensive Global Standard for Securing Smartphones’
  8. The Unsung Heroes of 2021
  9. Tracing RAFM Trends through RAG’s Surveys
  10. 5G Will Cause $2bn Roaming Leakage Says Juniper
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.