TelcoSec Day

March 20, 2012 (at 9 a.m.)

The “Telco Security Day” aims to gather researchers and practitioners from the Telco / mobile security field. It’s a closed event (and no filming or recording of the talks will take place) which means “invitation only” (without any fees). The number of attendees is limited to 40. It will be held in English. There will be five 60 min. talks, each with 20 min Q+A session planned. Talks will cover various subjects from different domains (practical security research aka hacking, [3Gpp] standardization, [telco] security operations).

Update: As there has been some public demand for that, here we go with the final agenda for the TROOPERS “TelcoSecDay”. The workshop is meant to provide a platform for research exchange between operators, vendors and researchers. The slides of the talks will potentially be made available as well.

Time Title

Opening Remarks & Introduction

Guess Who’s Texting You? Evaluating the Security of Smartphone Messaging Applications.

How to secure an LTE-Network: Just applying the 3GPP security standards and that’s it?


Weaponizing Femtocells – The Effect of Rogue Devices on Mobile Telecommunications

Security Compliance Audit Automation (SCA, TeleManagementForum TMF528)


Assault on the GRX (GPRS Roaming eXchange) from the Telecom Core Network perspective, from 2.5G to LTE Advanced.


Structural deficits in telecom security

Closing Remarks


Joint dinner (hosted by ERNW) in Heidelberg Altstadt for those interested and/or staying for the main conference (open end)