New GSMA Working Group Helps Service Providers Restore Consumer Trust in Caller ID

A new GSMA Working Group chaired by iconectiv–Validating INtegrity of End-to-End Signaling (VINES)–is developing solutions to prevent Internetwork signaling fraud, which enables illegal robocalls, spoofing, toll bypass and consumer fraud, the company said.

The goal of the working group is to help service providers worldwide implement a set of specifications to mitigate fraud, as well as help restore customer trust in caller ID.

Canada and the US have mandated the Secure Telephone Identity Revisited (STIR) and Signature-based Handling of Asserted Information Using toKENs (SHAKEN) framework for authenticating call information. The VINES Working Group is exploring how elements of STIR/SHAKEN, could be a complement to other security architectures, as well as how other solutions can interwork with STIR/SHAKEN.

iconectiv is sharing its expertise in enabling trusted, verified communications worldwide, including as the US Secure Telephone Identity Policy Administrator (STI-PA), an integral part of the STIR/SHAKEN ecosystem. iconectiv´s experience with STIR/SHAKEN will help the working group determine whether the potential solutions can interwork, which is key for ensuring authentic Internetwork and cross-border calls.

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