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Forward Defense brings SS7 intelligence report to the Middle East

Added: (Mon Apr 10 2017)

Pressbox (Press Release) - Dubai, April 5th 2017 – Forward Defense announces the SS7 intelligence report, providing mobile operators and regulators in the Gulf region with valuable information about the SS7-based threat landscape and the bad actors that are attacking subscribers through the worldwide SS7 network.

While 2016 has seen a lot of attention from telecom regulators on the subject of SS7-based vulnerabilities, and some mobile operators have begun securing their networks, the vast majority of worldwide mobile networks remain vulnerable to SS7-based attacks against their subscribers. Using the SS7 network, an attacker can accurately geo-locate mobile phone, intercept text messages, record phone conversations and much more on unprotected mobile networks.

Through a strategic partnership with The Telecom Defense Limited Company in USA, Forward Defense offers an SS7 intelligence report, updated monthly and sold via annual subscription, that provides a mobile operator or regulator with valuable information regarding the identity of currently active attackers on the SS7 network, new attackers, volumes of attacks and trends, origins, types and signatures of attacks.

The reports are produced using anonymized SS7 metadata provided by various partner mobile operators around the world, which creates a representative and realistic picture of the worldwide threat landscape and its trends month after month.

The monthly report contains:

- Current list of GTs originating malicious SS7 traffic
- Correlation between attacking GTs and patterns
- Types of attacks per GT
- Activity patterns
- OSINT information on the originating networks to help determine possible attribution
- Volume of activity and trends

A similar report for the Diameter-based threat landscape is currently under development, and will be made available to customers in the near future.


About Forward Defense

Forward Defense is a security and auditing company specializing in security audits and technical assessments of complex communications and IT infrastructures.

Forward Defense provides information security services to counter the new generation of threats. Our team combines years of security testing and consulting experience throughout the Middle East and around the world with expertise acquired working both for government agencies and private clients. We understand the emerging and evolving threat landscape, and have years of experience advising an elite group of clientele for which the security of their information is a top priority.

Forward Defense exposes threats to information, both proactively and reactively, with the single purpose of strengthening our clients’ defenses. And while our preference is to expose vulnerabilities before attackers do, our expertise is all too often applied after the fact.

Our blended experience in information security, digital forensics, incident response and human resource training uniquely positions us to be clients’ trusted security advisor.

Submitted by:Nicole Zoeller
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