Are we building too much upon the insecure foundations of our networks? Failures can occur by both accident and design.
It is important for telco networks to be defended by signaling firewalls, but the protection they provide can be undermined by the way they are maintained.
“Spyware is the tip of the iceberg in mobile telecom surveillance,” said Rowland Corr of Enea.
The deal values the Irish signaling security specialists at USD53mn and will see them continue to maintain their distinct brand.
The Cellusys-Kaleido signaling security survey contains many other statistics that will trouble risk managers and ordinary phone users.
Brendan Cleary, CEO of Cellusys, told the RAG TV audience about security weaknesses that put all phone users at risk.
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.