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Telecom Security Risks

security, fraud, engineers
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Who Should Attend?

This course is aimed at managers, engineers, and operation teams who want to understand how Telecom security and fraud works, and how attackers can abuse the system and threaten Mobile Network Operators, fixed-lines operators, VoIP providers, and any other Telecom-related company.


Course Scope

  1. Introduction to Telecom Security.
  2. Telecom Fraud: descriptions and case studies.
    • A Bit of History: from the First Frauds to the Latest.
    • General Principles and Underlying Laws of Telecom Frauds.
    • Fraud Management Systems (FMS) and FRA.
    • Limits of CDR-based Fraud Detection and Security.
    • Telecom Fraud from a Legal Standpoint.
    • Fraud and Institutions (GSMA, 3GPP, CFCA, Fight FAS, I3).
    • Fraud and Law Enforcement.
    • Deep inside Fraud Case Studies.
  3. Telecom Security Introduction.
    • Availability: from Crash to Denial of Service.
    • Confidentiality: What do the Operators have at Stake?
    • Integrity: How Secure and Trustworthy are We?
    • Billing: Protecting Revenue from Leakage, Collection, and Traceability.
    • Underlying technologies, Risks, and Organisation.
    • Legal Interception (LI), CALEA, Legal Requirements, and Related Systems.
  4. Telecom Security Attacks and Problems.
    • Introduction to Case Studies and Generic List.
    • Practical SIM Fraud (case study).
    • Attacking the Signalling Network: risks and attacks on SS7 and SIGTRAN.
    • Privacy Attacks and HLR Requests: danger ahead.
    • Country-Wide Denial of Service.
    • User-Targeted Denial of Service.
    • VoIP-related Attacks and Security Risks.
    • Manipulating Operators’ Networks.
    • Attack on the Radio: GSM, 3G / UMTS, 4G / LTE / LTE Advanced; User-centered attacks: from SMS and MMS High-profile Attacks; Mobile Malware and Application: the Smartphone Security Challenge.
  5. Telecom Security Risk Mitigation.
    • Network-centric Mitigation.
    • End-user-centric Mitigation.
    • Systemic and Organisational Security Measures.
    • Reducing your Footprint and Attack Surface.
    • Organisational Security and Procedures.
    • Auditing Telecom Security: the proactive protection Planning Telecom Security—drawing the way.
    • Monitoring Telecom Security: reactive qualities.


Basic knowledge of Telecom and network principles: 2G, 3G, 4G, and OSI network layers.


Training Structure

Two-day training divided into logical sessions.



Instructor-led training.

Trainer understands local market experience.

Mr. Andrew Sweetman, Wataniya

I can proudly recommend these courses for others as well.

Mr. Tarvo Jammer, Elisa Estonia

This course will be very useful in my daily work.

Mr. Leopoldino Ferreira, Unitel Angola

The training exceeded my expectations.

Ms. Irida Gjashta, AMC Albania

Training provides useful methods to analyze real protocols.

Mr. Seema Karn, NCell Nepal

Course covers all important issues and presents relevant examples.

Mr. Mohamed Kamel, Vodafone Egypt

The whole course was very valuable.

Mr. Sayyid Ali, Dhiraagu Maldives

I received a lot of useful information which I use in my work every day.

Ms. Viktoriya Gusarova, Beeline RU

A clear picture of GSM switching and signalling.

Ms. Anette Chale, mCel Mozambique

Seminar entirely for Telecommunication operators. A lot of issues covered.

Ms. Pinelopi Tragoudara, Vodafone GR

Overwhelming knowledge and expertise. Interactive and enjoyable learning.

Mr. Ashish Shrestha, NCell Nepal

Excellent course and instructor.

Mr. Nikolay Suetin, Beeline Russia

The best training ever.

Mr. Timur Zagretdinov, MTT Russia

Amazing, more than excellent, audience-oriented trainer.

Mr. Evgeniy Dmitriev, Astelit Ukraine

Really practical and very fruitful training.

Mr. Niroj Raya, NCell Nepal

Professional, high-quality trainer.

Mr. Gagik Shatveryan, Vivacell

The trainer is capable of answering all my questions.

Ms. Ana Gheorghe, Vodafone RO

Great teacher with deep knowledge and experience.

Mr. Philippe Wrzecionek, TATA

Unique training covering the most important areas of my work.

Mr. Eldar Mursaqulov, Azercell

Excellent, knowledgeable trainer, open to communication.

Mr. Dmitrii Kropotov, Tele2 Russia

Excellent methodology of teaching. Simple and easy to understand training.

Mr. Arben Shabani, PTK Kosovo

Good class notes and great examples.

Mr. Ghaffar Masood, Mobilink Pakistan

Training was above expectations!

Mr. Ariel Haxhiu, Eagle Mobile, AL

More than excellent course!

Ms. Inessa Mijiferjyan, Vivacell

Many different people from different operators can share their problems and ideas.

Mr. Omar El-Fiky, Vodafone Egypt

Very effective training methods.

Ms. Erjona Xhemali, AMC Albania

Trainer was able to answer practical questions.

Mr. Daniel Krolikowski, Play Poland

I feel like the trainer is the best professor and mentor one can have.

Ms. Ledia Meici, AMC Albania

Trainer adapted to the expectations of the audience.

Mr. Antoine Blanchet, Monaco Telecom

Experienced trainer. Excellent descriptions.

Mr. Ahmad Doar, Mobily, KSA

A lot of useful materials and knowledge.

Mr. Shukhrat Khaydar, UCell

Deep and detailed topic analysis.

Mr. Mohamed Sabry, Vodafone Egypt

I am very impressed with the trainer's knowledge and experience.

Mr. Mouin Al Saghir, Vivacell

Experienced trainer. Real cases with references to recommendations.

Mr. David Curkan, T-Mobile Croatia

Excellent knowledge from the trainer.

Ms. Catherine Barman, Swisscom

Good logical structure of the course and explanation.

Ms. Elena Shevtsova, Beeline, KZ

The course covers all the impacted areas.

Ms. Gratia Scanteie, Vodafone, RO

Regardless of technology I received theoretical and practical answers.

Mr. Kosta Pribić, T-Mobile Croatia

Excellent exercises!

Mr. Muhammad Ali, Mobilink Pakistan

The course exceeded my expectations. Hats off!

Mr. Adnan Syed, Mobily

The training is completely excellent.

Mr. Philipp Korostelev, Beeline Moscow

Trainer understands local market experience.

Mr. Andrew Sweetman, Wataniya

Good direct connection between course material and real problems.

Mr. Alex Konstantopoulos, Cosmote, GR

Very well organized training programmes.

Mr. Mihnea Teodorescu, Cosmote, RO

Highly professional trainer with lots of practical experience. Friendly and open.

Ms. Olga Rudnicka, Tele2 Latvia

Trainer is open for comments and discussion.

Ms. Natalya Nerubenko, Life Ukraine

Trainers have passion to teach & impart knowledge.

Mr. Kanchan Chitrakar, Ncell Nepal

Everyone gets individual attention from the trainer.

Ms. Inga Tomsone, Tele2 Latvia

Perfect course.

Mr. Arseniy Mazanik, Beeline Russia

A good approach to a complex problem.

Ms. Horia Catrinoiu, Vodafone RO

Very clear explanations.