Welcome to the Risk & Assurance Group

Free events for communications risk and assurance professionals

Established in 2004, the RAG is the longest-running event in the world of business assurance. We host three meetings every year, but never charge for participation. All we ask is that people come with an open mind, and a willingness to share their knowledge. Now we aim to become the biggest free event in the communications risk and assurance calendar.

RAG boasts regular attendance from some of the most experienced people working in the field. They enjoy a relaxed atmosphere where insights and ideas are openly discussed and exchanged, helping everyone to develop new techniques and tools to counter risks, frauds and leakages. Our events attract the best minds in the industry because we do not levy the expensive attendance fees asked by other conferences and training seminars, and our agenda is set by the experts, not by salesmen. So the question you should ask yourself is: can you afford to miss them?

Our Next Event

Winter Meeting: 3rd November 2016

The main theme of our winter get-together is identity and its verification, with multiple talks about how telcos can confirm their subscribers are really who they say they are. The verification methods to be discussed include sharing data, two factor authentication, checking bank records, and co-operating with nationwide ID programs. Mobile operator Three will present a revenue assurance case study and several speakers will explain how telcos can work with the police to catch organized criminals and take away the motive for crime … [continue reading]

Confirmed Speakers for our Winter Meeting


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New Education Program: Give Feedback

One of the recurring themes at the RAG Summer Conference was the demand for better training courses for telecoms risk and assurance practitioners. David Smith has volunteered to lead a working group on behalf of RAG, exploring the possibility of collaboratively developing a new education program.

The program is in an early stage and all feedback on the current draft proposal is gratefully received. You can read about the proposal and leave your comments here.

UK Telcos: Join our POCA Campaign!

We want to encourage law enforcement and telcos to co-operate to confiscate more of the profits made by fraudsters. Though fraud is worth billions, national laws aimed at organised crime are hardly ever used to take money from the criminals' pockets.

We are seeking the support of British telcos who want to see the UK's Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) used more extensively to fight telecoms fraud. This change could also set a precedent for other countries to follow. To find out how you can engage with the campaign, look here.

From the RAG Archive

Video Inspiration from the Summer RAG

John Bangs of Sky, Pedro Bravo of NOS and Alex Cassettari of TalkTalk discuss the pros and cons of RA teams sitting within Finance.
Bernice DeMarco, Director of BT Group Revenue Assurance, talks about her career journey and supporting her team.
Tony Poulos of DisruptiveViews explains why RAFM practitioners need to tackle risks that undermine the sustainability of telcos.

Photos From the Summer RAG