The SIP Forum Announces Dates for the STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT – New Conference Focused on the Deployment of the STIR/SHAKEN Call Authentication Framework
Two-day event to be held in Herndon, Virginia, June 23-24, 2020; Will include training and expanded coverage on issues vital to the deployment of the STIR/SHAKEN Call Authentication Framework and ongoing efforts to combat illegal Robocalls and Caller ID Spoofing
NORTH ANDOVER, MA (February 26, 2020) – The SIP Forum announced today that it will host the STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT, a new two-day educational conference focusing on the challenges and opportunities related to the deployment of the STIR/SHAKEN Call Authentication Framework.
The STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT will be held in Herndon, VA on June 23-24, 2020 at the Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel, and will build on the success of the SIP Forum’s last SIPNOC 2019 conference, which earned high praise from attendees for its educational, non-commercial and technical content that focused on the real-world challenges service providers face when deploying STIR/SHAKEN.
Developed jointly by the SIP Forum and ATIS (the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions) to efficiently implement the Internet Engineering Task Force’s (IETF) STIR (for Secure Telephony Identity Revisited) standard, SHAKEN (for Signature-based Handling of Asserted information using toKENs) defines a mechanism to verify the calling number and specifies how it will be transported across communications networks.
Together, STIR/SHAKEN offers a practical mechanism to provide verified information about the calling party as well as the origin of the call — what is known as “attestation” — for the first time in the network. Giving service providers the tools needed to sign and verify calling numbers makes it possible for businesses and consumers to know, before answering, that the calls they receive are from legitimate parties.
With the recent signing into law of the“Pallone-ThuneTelephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act”, or the “TRACED Act” (S.151), by President Trump on December 30, 2019, there is new urgency surrounding the deployment of STIR/SHAKEN within the telecommunications industry.
The TRACED Act authorizes the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to issue additional civil penalties on individuals who intentionally violate restrictions on the use of automated telephone equipment (i.e., illegal robocalls and spoofing); and directs the FCC to require voice service providers to offer call authentication technologies (i.e., STIR/SHAKEN) to consumers.
“With the signing of the TRACED Act, the deployment of STIR/SHAKEN across the telecommunications industry is no longer optional – it is now mandated by United States Federal Law. Our goal with the STIR/SHAKEN Summit is to provide those with a vested interest in the deployment of STIR/SHAKEN with the most timely and essential information they need to tackle the technological, logistical and business challenges involved in that endeavor,” said Marc Robins, SIP Forum President and Managing Director, and STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT Program Chair.
The STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT will feature a special “Certificate Administration and Service Provider On-Boarding” workshop focused on providing a comprehensive, step-by-step tutorial on service provider registration, testing, and certificate procedures, as well as in-depth coverage of Out-Of-Band STIR solutions, a comprehensive review of proposed DOJ/FCC/FTC enforcement actions and their ramifications, Track and Trace, trusted customer solutions, RCD (Rich Call Data), navigating IP Interconnection, the state of International deployment, and much more.
STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT attendees will include telecommunications providers, major backbone operators, interconnect and wholesale solution providers, ISPs, cable operators, and wireless network operators, as well as industry stakeholders in the Robocall and Caller ID Spoofing elimination/mitigation ecosystem, including governmental regulators and agencies, regulatory attorneys with state and federal jurisdictions, equipment manufacturers and mobile product developers, device integration specialists, large enterprise service assurance operations and IT/communications staff, government agencies, customer care/contact centers, and application providers and data analytics firms.
For More Information and to Register
To receive more information about the STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT, and notification once registration is open, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1-203-829-6307.
The SIP Forum will release further details about the STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT, including early bird registration, in mid March 2020 at its website https://www.sipforum.org/ and through a variety of membership mailing lists and other outreach efforts.
For information about corporate sponsorship opportunities at the STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT, please contact Marc Robins at +1-203-829-6307 or email email@example.com.
About the SIP Forum
The SIP Forum is a leading IP communications industry association that engages in numerous activities that promote and advance SIP-based technology, such as the development of industry recommendations; interoperability testing events including SIPit, and special workshops, educational activities, and general promotion of IP communications standards, services, and technology for service provider, enterprise and governmental applications. The SIP Forum is also the producer of the annual SIPNOC conferences (for SIP Network Operators Conference), focused on the technical requirements of the service provider community, and the STIR/SHAKEN SUMMIT.
One of the Forum’s technical activities is the development of the SIPconnect Technical Recommendation – a standards-based SIP trunking recommendation that provides detailed guidelines for direct IP peering and interoperability between IP PBXs and SIP-based service provider networks, and the SIPconnect Certification Testing Program, a unique certification testing program that includes a certification test suite and test platform, and an associated “SIPconnect Certified” logo program that provides an official “seal of certification” for companies products and services that have officially achieved conformance with the SIPconnect specification.
Other important Forum initiatives include work in security, SIP and IPv6, and IP-based Network-to-Network Interconnection (IP-NNI) and the SHAKEN Call Authentication Framework. For more information about SIP Forum initiatives, please visit: https://www.sipforum.org.
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