WHAT: ATIS is bringing together key experts for a series of webinars delivering insight into the coordinated industry-driven work taking place to combat unwanted robocalling and caller ID spoofing. This webinar will examine how the Signature-based Handling of Asserted information using toKENs (SHAKEN) specification is being set into action in the network using the SHAKEN governance model. It will cover how the governance model was formed and the key requirements behind it. Presenters discuss the FCC direction to industry on how to implement the governance structure. They also address industry progress to formally establish the Secure Telephone Identity Governance Authority (STI-GA), which operates under the auspices of ATIS, as well as the work to select the STI Policy Administrator (STI-PA), the organization that applies and enforces the rules to put the SHAKEN framework into action as defined by the STI-GA. Efforts to extend SHAKEN internationally are also covered with an introduction to the Canadian SHAKEN governance structure.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 14, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET.
SPEAKERS: Jim McEachern, ATIS Principal Technologist, with Moderator Brent Struthers, ATIS Director of the Secure Telephone Identity Governance Authority (STI-GA)
Eric Burger, Chief Technology Officer, FCC
Linda Vandeloop, AT&T, Chair, Secure Telephone Identity Governance Authority (STI-GA)
Marian Hearn, Executive Director, Canadian Secure Token Governance Authority
BACKGROUND: Working with the IETF’s STIR (Secure Telephone Identity Revisited) protocol, the ATIS-SIP Forum SHAKEN specification provides a practical mechanism for authenticating calls. The SHAKEN Governance Model webinar is the second in a series. The first provided an introduction to the SHAKEN protocol, an important tool to reduce illegal robocalls, a top customer complaint received by both Federal and state regulators.
As a leading technology and solutions development organization, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) brings together the top global ICT companies to advance the industry’s business priorities. ATIS’ 150 member companies are currently working to address robocall mitigation, 5G, Smart Cities, artificial intelligence-enabled networks, distributed ledger/blockchain technology, cybersecurity, IoT, emergency services, quality of service, billing support, operations, and much more. These priorities follow a fast-track development lifecycle – from design and innovation through standards, specifications, requirements, business use cases, software toolkits, open source solutions, and interoperability testing.
ATIS is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ATIS is the North American Organizational Partner for the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), a founding Partner of the oneM2M global initiative, a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), as well as a member of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL). For more information, visit www.atis.org. Follow ATIS on Twitter and on LinkedIn.