SMS remains the only universal messaging channel, and billions of messages were sent in 2020 from governments to citizens, healthcare providers to patients, and from enterprises to consumers. Our increased reliance however, did not go unnoticed. As waves of the pandemic spread round the globe, so too did waves of attacks by fraudsters and hackers who exploited our trust in the security of SMS to spread malware and software viruses onto our mobile devices, and reach into our bank accounts.
Left unchecked, the cumulative impact of these attacks will seriously damage the usefulness of SMS as a communications channel for enterprises, and as a business for operators. The messaging industry needs to take immediate steps to improve the security of the SMS channel in order to preserve its usefulness in the future. Openmind Networks provides the platforms and services operators need to restore control and trust to the SMS service.
This webinar explores the vulnerabilities in the SMS ecosystem, the immediate steps the messaging industry needs to take in order to improve the security of SMS as a communications channel, Openmind’s smart services to prevent fraud, and is followed by a panel discussion including independent industry experts.