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SIPNOC 2020 Overview

The SIP Forum Presents:

A Virtual Event and Special Webinar Series Focused on STIR/SHAKEN Deployment, Regulation and Enforcement

Monday, December 7 – Friday, December 11, 2020

Introduction

Presented by the SIP Forum, SIPNOC 2020 is the 10th Annual SIP Network Operators Conference – an event that has earned high praise from attendees for its educational, non-commercial and technical content that focuses on the real-world challenges service providers face when deploying SIP-based services such as STIR/SHAKEN.

Like the SIP Forum’s June 2019 STIR/SHAKEN VIRTUAL SUMMIT – SIPNOC 2020 will be a virtual event consisting of a special series of webinars presented by the experts leading the development of the STIR/SHAKEN Call Authentication Framework, as well as leading companies providing STIR/SHAKEN solutions and deployment expertise.


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Focus on the STIR/SHAKEN Framework

The primary focus of SIPNOC 2020 is on the continuing development and deployment of the STIR/SHAKEN Framework and its role in the mitigation of Robocalls and Caller ID Spoofing, as well as other related regulatory and enforcement topics and actions.

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 release by the FCC on October 1, 2020 of the Second Report and Order in the Matter of the Call Authentication Trust Anchor (WC Docket No. 17-97), there are a host of new issues for the industry at large to consider.

President Trump signed into law the Pallone-Thune Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act, or the “TRACED Act” (S.151) on December 30, 2019.

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.

SIPNOC 2020 will cover critical issues — including lessons learned, tips, best-practices and recommendations — related to the deployment of STIR/SHAKEN as the industry heads into the last six-month “home stretch” before the Federal deadline set forth in the Act.


Who Should Attend SIPNOC 2020?

With a primary focus on the deployment and implementation of STIR/SHAKEN and the Robocall Mitigation industry eco-system, SIPNOC 2020 is a must-attend event for operational personnel and engineers from service providers of all stripes, and for individuals who are part of the Robocall and Call ID Spoofing solutions ecosystem, including:

  • Telcos
  • Major Backbone Providers
  • Interconnect and Wholesale Solution Providers
  • ISPs
  • ITSPs (Internet Telephony Service Providers)
  • Cable Operators
  • Hosted and Managed Service Providers
  • Wireless Network Operators
  • International PTTs
  • Enterprises
  • Customer Care and Contact Center Operators
  • Data Analytics Companies
  • Application Providers
  • Government Agencies and Regulators
  • Regulatory attorneys with State and Federal Jurisdictions
  • Equipment Manufacturers and Mobile Product Developers
  • Device Integration Specialists
  • Enterprise Service Assurance and IT/communications Staff

SIPNOC 2020 Topics

SIPNOC 2020 features a series of webinars that focused on issues critical to the reliable and successful deployment and operation of STIR/SHAKEN in today’s IP-based network environments, as well as associated topics including discussion of the ramifications of governmental regulatory, legislative and enforcement actions and critical security issues.

SIPNOC 2020 features content including:

  • Out-Of-Band STIR solutions
  • The Ramifications of the Second Report and Order (WC 17-97) in the Matter of the Call Authentication Trust Anchor
  • Review of other proposed DOJ/FCC/FTC Enforcement Actions and Their Ramifications
  • The Evolving Model for Attestation
  • Track and Trace Issues and Considerations
  • Important Certificate Management Considerations and Procedures
  • Delegated Certificates and Call Identity Challenges: What Data is Shared Between Carriers and Enterprises?
  • Call Diversion and Priority Call Header Challenges and Solutions
  • The State of International Adoption of STIR/SHAKEN
  • RCD (Rich Call Data) and other Call Validation Display Framework Solutions
  • STIR/SHAKEN Deployment Best-Practices
  • Considerations for Management, Performance and Troubleshooting
  • Trusted Customer Solutions: Implementing STIR/SHAKEN with Enterprise Customers
  • IP Interconnection, Inter-Carrier Compensation and Access Reform Challenges

SIPNOC 2020 Registration

Registration for SIPNOC 2020 is scheduled to officially open the first week of November 2020. To receive additional information and notification once event registration is open, please send an email to sipnocinfo@sipforum.org or call +1-203-829-6307.


SIPNOC 2020 Sponsors

We are very proud to have the following companies support SIPNOC 2020 through their generous support as event sponsors:

Diamond Sponsors

Neustar is an information services and technology company and a leader in identity resolution providing the data and technology that enables trusted connections between companies and people at the moments that matter most. Neustar offers industry-leading solutions in Marketing, Risk, Communications, Security and Registry that responsibly connect data on people, devices and locations, continuously corroborated through billions of transactions. Neustar serves more than 8,000 clients worldwide, including 60 of the Fortune 100 , and over 800 communication service providers.

An industry leader in Caller Identification solutions, Neustar is a co-author of STIR standards, key contributor to the SHAKEN framework, and the exclusive operator of the ATIS Robocalling Testbed which conducts interoperability testing of real-world STIR/SHAKEN implementations against Neustar’s reference implementation. Learn more at www.stirshaken.neustar


iconectiv, the authoritative partner of the communications industry, has signed the agreement to serve as U.S. Secure Telephone Identity Policy Administrator (STI-PA) for the FCC-endorsed ATIS-SIP Forum SHAKEN (Signature-based Handling of Asserted information using toKENs) — the industry-wide solution to mitigate illegal robocalls and help consumers once again trust their calling number displayed on their caller ID.

As policy administrator, iconectiv serves in an operational role and has been selected by the industry led Secure Telephone Identity Governance Authority (STI-GA) Board to apply and enforce the rules defined for the SHAKEN framework. These rules specify a practical mechanism for service providers to authenticate calls and let consumers know that the telephone number displayed on the caller ID is accurate.  As the policy administrator, iconectiv will confirm which service providers are authorized to request certificates and review and approve Certificate Authorities to issue them. For more information about iconectiv, please visit https://iconectiv.com/.


Platinum Sponsors


SIPNOC 2020 Gold Sponsors


Become a SIPNOC 2020 Event Sponsor!

The SIP Forum provides a wealth of valuable sponsorship benefits and promotional opportunities to companies that become corporate sponsors of SIP Forum webinars and events.

There are a very limited number of SIPNOC 2020 sponsorship opportunities available for companies offering STIR/SHAKEN services and solutions.

For more information about remaining sponsorship options, please contact Marc Robins, SIPNOC 2020 Program Chair and SIP Forum President and Managing Director, at marc.robins@sipforum.org, or call +1-203-829-6307.


For More Information

Still have questions about SIPNOC 2020? Please send your inquiry to the event email address at sipnocinfo@sipforum.org or contact the SIPNOC 2020 Program Chair (see immediately above).

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