BICS and POST Cyberforce launch telecoms security offering

BICS and POST Cyberforce launch telecoms security offering

13 February 2020 | Natalie Bannerman

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BICS and POST Cyberforce, a team of cybersecurity experts from Luxembourg, are launching a joint security solution.

The offering helps mobile operators secure its network infrastructure against signalling attacks to safeguard their subscribers and revenues.

The collaboration combines POST Cyberforce’s expertise in protecting critical infrastructure for the likes of the European Parliament, Court of Justice and Investment Bank, with BICS’ suite of fraud prevention solutions and its position as a leading global roaming provider.  

“Security is a fundamental requirement for our digital economy, and as operators diversify into new markets and look to drive revenue from areas such as A2P messaging and the IoT, securing their networks will become even more critical,” said Jorn Vercamert, VP of communications solutions at BICS. “We’re proud to be working with POST Luxembourg and its dedicated team, POST Cyberforce, to tackle this pressing issue and enable service providers to enhance security for subscribers and businesses on a global scale.”

The solution delivers a network vulnerability assessment of the real roaming environment along with a telecom intrusion detection system, designed with embedded business logic and supported by a regularly updated threat knowledge base. Leveraging proactive infrastructure testing, real-time threat prevention, 24/7 business support and forensic investigations, the solution adds another layer of security to mobile operator’s network.

In addition, It will also significantly enhance security for IoT devices, which are increasingly reliant on mobile networks for connectivity and according the companies have seen a nine-fold increase in attacks year-on-year.

“The combination of POST Luxembourg’s and BICS’ technology and expertise will provide operators with vital intelligence, a suite of proactive and defensive capabilities and unmatched visibility, marking a major step forward in the fight against cyber-crime,” said Mohamed Ourdane, chief security officer, POST Luxembourg.

At the start of the year, BICS reported that 4G roaming traffic doubled in 2019 for the third year in a row. BICS found that over 50% of global data roaming traffic, experienced a surge in roaming traffic across all continents driven by increased travel, adoption of roaming tariffs, travel SIMS and IoT devices.