The ETIS CERT-SOC Telco Network held its second meeting of the year in Rome kindly hosted by Telecom Italia on 5-6 November 2014. The meeting was attended by 17 participants from 9 companies including Belgacom, BT, Deutsche Telekom, KPN, Oger Telecom, Swisscom, TDC, Telecom Italia and T-mobile Poland.
The main goal of the meeting was to bring together CERT and SOC specialists from ETIS member organizations in order improve the overall security of the telecommunications infrastructure through exchange of information, intelligence and experiences, and sharing of knowledge in the areas of cyber intelligence and security.
Summarising the successful meeting, Fabio Zamparelli from our host Telecom Italia commented: “It was a pleasure to host the ETIS CERT-SOC Telco Network meeting in Rome. The group is a relevant platform for information sharing and interaction with security experts from major European Telecommunication operators. The Security team of Telecom Italia Information Technology is glad to be part of the working group as it provides us the opportunity to keep track of the latest security strategies within the telecommunication sector."
During the first day, the meeting focused on latest organizational activities including an in-depth session on Digital Forensics. On the second day, the group discussed and shared knowledge on more operational and technical topics including responses to vulnerabilities like Shellshock, dealing with protocol abuse and building up cyber intelligence capabilities. Participants also exchanged the latest information on communication tools and interesting case studies.
The next CERT-SOC meeting will be hosted by A1 Telekom Austria in Vienna on 26-27 March 2015.
For more information on the CERT-SOC Telco Network and the group’s activities, please contact Fred Werner, ETIS Communications & Programme Director at firstname.lastname@example.org