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Announcing ITSPA VoIP security workshop sponsored by Yealink is teaming up with ITSPA, the Internet Telephony Service Providers’ Association, to produce a twice yearly VoIP security workshop. The first one is during the Convergence Summit South show at Sandown Park on October 8th, Read on to find out more.

Announcing the ITSPA/ VoIP security workshop

Telecom Fraud – Part 1 – A Case Study for the Channel by a Paul Taylor from Voiceflex @ 2.30pm

The Part 1 talk which is part of the main Convergence Summit South programme nicely sets the scene for the ITSPA/ VoIP security workshop colocated at the same venue. The ITSPA/ VoIP security workshop goes into the main types of fraud perpetrated on VoIP service providers and their customers and discusses how to stop it happening in the first place.

Telecom Fraud – Part 2 – Prevention is Better than the Cure by ITSPA (the UK VoIP trade body) & @ 3.15pm

yealink secure voip provisioningThis VoIP security workshop is intended to provide attendees with an overview of the current fraud threats facing the Telecoms/VoIP industry, outlining its scale and discussing the ways to mitigate against these problems before it is too late. Looking from all angles (service provider, reseller and vendor perspective), there will be short presentations from various industry players, outlining their experiences, followed by a panel and Q&A session to discuss the best methods of combatting fraudulent activity and best practice tips. Nibbles and drinks will follow to continue the discussion.

The format includes:

1) Telecoms/VoIP Fraud – the current state of play and how bad is it? – Simon Woodhead of Simwood

2) An outline of three specific types of fraud and what to do to tackle it

a. PBX Hacks David Cargill

b. Accessing SIP credentials  Steve Watts of Yealink

c. Identity spoofing Colin Duffy of VoIPfone

Simon Woodhead will also do a slot on general protection against non-specific threats.

3) Audience Q&A – How to prevent fraud, spot fraudsters and adhere to best practice.

This week is also going to be VoIP week on We have a gang of regular contributors providing posts but if you have an idea for an interesting VoIP posts let us know. You have to be from the VoIP/ITSP industry and it should not be a blatant sales pitch for your company’s products and services.

Finally on the 8th October, the same day as the VoIP security workshop, we are having the 5th UC Exec Dinner. This time the speaker is Dean Elwood, CEO of Voxygen. Dean is coming to talk to us about what is happening with OTT VoIP services in the big telco community. This is only open to senior execs in the UC industry. More details here.

Trefor Davies

By Trefor Davies

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