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Telephony Security: News From the Trenches

Time 12/11/19 10:20AM-11:10AM

Room Nottoway (4th)

Session Abstract

Security of telephone systems isn’t often at the top of a CISO or CIO’s agenda. With robocalls, spoofed numbers, IRS scams, and Rachel “from card services,” simple telephone calls represent a real risk to our organizations.

We’ve done a half-decent job at training our users to be suspicious of unsolicited email, but how will they act when someone calls them with what appears to be a familiar phone number? What if someone spoofs your number and calls your users pretending to be an executive requesting payroll information?

This talk will review the landscape- how we got here, why things are so bad, and what tools are available to help protect our users. Whether your service is on-prem or hosted, self-managed or outsourced, you’ll learn about new technology that is being implemented to address some of the current threats. STIR/SHAKEN is a emerging technology that will help, but we’ll also discuss things you can do today to protect yourself.


Speaker Andrew Gallo George Washington University, The

Presentation Media

Primary track Information Security

Secondary tracks Advanced Networking

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