Telecom Security Expert/Researcher Positive Technologies
Having a degree in Information Systems Security and being a security expert in telecommunication systems at Positive Technologies, Kirill Puzankov is engaged in the research of signaling network security and in security assessments for international mobile operators. He is part of the team that revealed vulnerable points in popular two-factor authentication schemes using texts and demonstrated how easy it is to compromise Facebook, WhatsApp, and Telegram accounts. As an expert in telecom security, he participates in audits for international mobile operators, Telecom Attack Discovery deployments and expert attack analysis.
Mobile signaling threats and vulnerabilities – real cases and statistics from our experience
We have been exploring the security of mobile signaling for years. 2G, 3G and then 4G+, all the generations of protocols proved to be similarly vulnerable. However, the existence of vulnerability doesn’t automatically mean it is being exploited in the wild. Having conducted more than 60 security assessments for the mobile operators signaling networks, based on the experience of security monitoring projects, we gathered more than enough info to share with the world. What are the hackers up to? What is the state of networks security? How and which methods allow hackers to bypass evolving security measures? I will explore the most interesting cases in technical detail.
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