Welcome to the Risk & Assurance Group

Free events and online services for communications risk and assurance professionals

RAG has organised events for comms professionals working in business assurance for longer than anyone else. Now we aim to become the biggest global provider of free information and advice through our international conferences and online services.

Our Next International Conference

London Conference: 24-25 Apr 2018

The international roadshow of RAG events will return to London in April 2018, with BT hosting another two-day conference in the spectacular auditorium at their head office. Situated in the heart of old London, next to St. Paul’s Cathedral, attendees will fly in from around the world for a risk and assurance conference like no other. And as usual for RAG, telcos and regulators can come for free! … [continue]

Confirmed Speakers for RAG London 2018

Want to Host RAG?

RAG events are hosted by telcos around the world. Some of the biggest names have welcomed our events to their head offices, including BT, Deutsche Telekom and MTN. We can provide marketing, funding and speakers for a world-class event at your location. All you need to contribute is the meeting room, and let us handle everything else.

Are you planning a meeting with sister telcos in your international group? You can boost your event with a day of RAG sessions. Want training for your team? RAG can bring the experts to you. Whatever your goals, talk to RAG about how we can help each other.

Sponsors

RAG is supported by the generosity of:
  • SIGOS
  • Subex

Free RA Software

A1 Telekom Austria has released their free open source software for measuring the risk of revenue and cost leakages. The download comes with the new RAG RA Risk Catalogue embedded. Learn more from here.

Risk Catalogue

With advice from telcos around the world, Geoff Ibbett has proposed the industry develops a common risk map and catalogue for revenue and cost leakages. The map would document risks whilst the catalogue lists techniques to mitigate them.

Read about the proposal and see the draft catalogue here.

Spammers Abuse Do Not Call Registry

A new paper has been added to our library, detailing findings from a honeypot used to test the effectiveness of do not call (DNC) registries in 8 European countries. Disturbingly, the UK register was used by spammers to identify numbers they dialled.

 

The research is by Merve Şahin and Aurélien Francillon of EURECOM. You can find their paper here.

Future Events

UK 070 Number Range Consultation

The UK’s 070 number range is a magnet for fraud, and one reason why the UK ranks amongst the ten worst countries for termination of fraud traffic.

 

Under the guidance of number range expert Guy Howie, RAG proposed reforms to the UK regulator. Learn more here.

Past Presentations

New Advice on IRSF

A new case study has been added to RAG’s archive of guidance. Respected fraud expert Colin Yates explains how to prevent international revenue share fraud (IRSF) by monitoring for test numbers used by criminals before they pump traffic. Read or download Colin’s case study from here.

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Some Speakers from Previous RAG Events

RAG Speakers on Video

John Preston of Tesco Mobile shares his thoughts on mixing personalities within an RA team.
Atul Jain of TEOCO shares some witty insights about how to think differently.
You can find many more words of wisdom which were recorded at previous RAG conferences by visiting our video archive.

The archive includes:

- Simon Walsh of Telefónica UK
- Gina Pesheva of Deutsche Telekom
- Bernice DeMarco of BT
- Tony Poulos of DisruptiveAsia
- and more!