Lisa Fowlkes of the FCC’s Public Safety Homeland Security Bureau says US wireless telcos are proactively improving the security of Diameter signaling.
Telcos need to adopt a multi-layered approach to protecting their customers from conmen.
The all-IP future of telecoms risk is coming our way, even if some risk managers struggle to move towards it.
SS7 weaknesses are well-known, but AdaptiveMobile says this is the first time that attacks on the Diameter signaling protocol have been proven to occur.
Both SS7 and Diameter signaling protocols can suffer serious security vulnerabilities that few telcos are equipped to deal with.