Commsrisk Top Ten for April 2022

Thank you, dear readers, for retaining the capacity to surprise. The article listed in eighth place in this rundown included the following sentences:

The data made available by publishing on the web gave me a new insight into how to write for other people because the data showed me the distribution of the audience’s behaviors. I hence know this article is going to be read by relatively few people, and have given it the kind of title that will help to guarantee this outcome.

This proved to be incorrect. Eighth place is not the very top of the popularity charts, but it is comfortably above the median. I thoroughly believe in using data to make better decisions, but human beings will never be completely predictable. If you keep surprising me with the choice of topics you like to read about, then I will keep trying to surprise with the choice of topics I write about!

The following list of Commsrisk articles is ordered by the number of unique page views during April.

  1. MTN Ghana Insiders Amongst Five Arrested for Attempting $280,000 SIM Swap Frauds
  2. Expert Describes STIR/SHAKEN for Smaller Canadian Telcos as a ‘Kafkaesque Nightmare’
  3. Australia Will Impose New Rules to Stop SIM Swaps
  4. US Regulator Proposes to Fine UK Telco $660,639 for Failing to Disclose Russian Ownership
  5. Ghana’s Telcos Collectively Block 28,000 SIMs in Common Bid to Stop Mobile Money Fraud
  6. Barbados National ID Will Be on Mobile Phones
  7. The Complete TV Mini Series of the RAG-Subex Survey
  8. Time Is an Essential Luxury
  9. When Netflix Shared the Worst Password Advice Ever
  10. Why No Sanctions for EU Satellites Spreading Putin’s War Propaganda?
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.