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The State of Telecom Security
Date / Time: Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 12:00 p.m New York / 5:00 p.m. London
sponsored by
Curtis Franklin, Security Editor, Light Reading

Travis Russell, Director, Telecommunications Cyber Security, Oracle Communications

Today's telecom industry has a problem – we are having to deal with critical security vulnerabilities for the first time, with limited investments and even more limited expertise. At the same time, operators worldwide are rapidly preparing to move their networks into data centers, eliminating expensive purpose-built systems. As they do, operators will find themselves dealing with even more security issues that they are not well-prepared to address. This webinar will look at the security issues faced today, and provide some insights on what operators can look forward to as they move to NFV and cloud.

We'll also cover:

  • What CSPs are doing about security and SS7
  • What lies ahead with Diameter and SIP
  • The current threats in telecom
  • The issues with NFV and cloud security
  • What operators should be focusing on


Curtis Franklin, Security Editor, Light Reading
Curtis Franklin, Jr. has been writing about technologies and products in computing and networking since the early 1980s. He has contributed to a number of technology-industry publications including Dark Reading, InformationWeek Enterprise Efficiency, ChannelWeb, Network Computing, InfoWorld, PCWorld, and ITWorld.com on subjects ranging from enterprise security to mobile enterprise computing and wireless networking. Curtis is the author of hundreds of articles, the co-author of three books (including Cloud Computing: Technologies and Strategies of the Ubiquitous Data Center), and has been a frequent speaker at computer and networking industry conferences across North America and Europe. When not writing, Curtis is a painter, photographer, cook, and multi-instrumentalist musician. He is active in amateur radio (KG4GWA), scuba diving, stand-up paddleboarding, and is a certified Florida Master Naturalist.

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Travis Russell, Director, Telecommunications Cyber Security, Oracle Communications
Travis Russell has been in telecommunications for more than 35 years, with experience in both voice and data networking. As a cybersecurity professional and technologist, he has a long career focused in telecommunications cybersecurity and fraud, with expertise in SIP, SS7 and Diameter technologies. He has authored several technical books, including Signaling System #7, Session Initiation Protocol and IP Multimedia Subsystem, all published through McGraw-Hill, and is currently finalizing his seventh book, LTE Signaling With Diameter, due out soon. Telecommunications Protocols is still used in colleges and universities today for teaching the fundamentals of telecommunications, and has been translated to Greek and Chinese. Travis holds several patents and patents pending focusing on cybersecurity and fraud solutions, and has lectured at colleges, universities and industry events all over the world. He is Oracle's delegate in the GSM Association Fraud & Security Group (FASG), as well as the Network Group (NG) focusing on cybersecurity issues in telecommunications. He also participates in the 3GPP security committees and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

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Johanne Mayer, Director, Product Marketing, Oracle
With more than 20 years in the OSS/BSS industry, Johanne Mayer focuses on orchestration at Oracle. Prior to joining Oracle, she was ICT Account Manager with Ericsson Australia, Senior Analyst with Analysys Mason leading the service provider programme and Marketing Director with Alcatel-Lucent's OSS/BSS solutions. She is a frequent speaker at conferences. Following her tenure as board and executive committee member, Johanne was recipient of the TM Forum Distinguished Fellow in 2010.

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