Commsrisk Top Ten for September 2022

It is obvious why countries with larger populations can generate more traffic for Commsrisk but it was still unexpected to see China ranked as the fifth most common source of Commsrisk visitors last month. About 2.4 percent of Commsrisk’s visitors came from China during September. To put this into perspective, the Netherlands ranked tenth by being home to 1.5 percent of visitors, whilst Kosovo ranked 100th in the list with slightly under 0.1 percent of visitors.

The USA has now established itself in a seemingly unassailable lead at the top of the charts after it produced 28 percent of last month’s visitors. This helps to explain why topics relating to US comms providers now commonly feature amongst the most popular articles. However, the distribution by continent shows how wide the readership is overall, with a third of traffic generated from Europe, nearly 20 percent from Asia and over 10 percent from Africa. When we think of telecoms as a global industry it is healthy to remember just how diverse the planet is, but also that professionals all over the world share many common interests.

The following rundown shows the ten most popular Commsrisk articles during September, as ranked by unique page views.

  1. Not a Silver Bullet? How STIR/SHAKEN Is Sold to International Markets
  2. US Records Worst Month for Robocalls Since Adoption of STIR/SHAKEN
  3. Learning from YouTubers Who Hack Scam Call Centers
  4. Telcos Were the First Targets of Recent Okta Phishing
  5. Chief Target of New US Robocall Crackdown Is American Banned from Telemarketing in 2013
  6. Twitter Is ‘Terrified’ of French Regulator and 6 other Takeaways from Whistleblower’s Senate Testimony
  7. Is Flash Calling a Fraud?
  8. Massive Privacy Breach at Optus
  9. London Thief Exploits Yet Another Flaw with SMS OTPs
  10. It Is Easy to See Why People Come to RAG Conferences If You Know Where to Look
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.