TELECOM FRAUD IN THE UK ALONE COSTS £1.3 BILLION YEARLY (COMMS DEALER (UK) JAN 2009/BT/TUFF)
40% OF UK COMPANIES HAVE EXPERIENCED IT (NETWORK WORLD/DAVOMO UK/REDSHIFT RESEARCH, JULY 2008)
If ever there was a gap in the market for a much needed software product to safeguard our data or telephone systems it is now and Babelisk can provide the solution! There is a well known saying “necessity is the mother of invention” that is exactly why Babelisk has brought to market our new bdeye Velocity Checking software. Essentially our software is installed on your system and keeps a beady eye on what or in some cases who is infiltrating your systems.
HACK, BREACH, INFILTRATE, COMPROMISE, PHREAK”
Whatever term is used it’s all the same, basically you have been robbed and you didn’t even know it.
FACT: HACKERS DO NOT DISCRIMINATE THEY JUST INFILTRATE!
Usually you will be subjected to low level automated attempts to profile weak spots in your system or network. Once a breach is found a series of low level calls will be performed to build a call profile so that the infiltrators can best assess the highest value exploits on your system via a high cost route algorithm. The perpetrators will then try to stay ‘under the radar’ as they may have up to 30 or 60 days until you receive your bill. They will then use a percentage of your lines in the day plus all your lines out of hours to steal the maximum value from your account as possible until the system is shut down when you receive an astronomical bill and you realise you have been “hacked”. Sadly at this point it is too late the damage has been done and the culprits have been in and out undetected! At this point you are left with the bill for which you are liable, scary isn’t it?
WE COULD NOT AGREE MORE!
With combined experience of over 20 years in the telecoms industry sadly we have heard too many tales of woe from SME’s and large companies alike. We hate to say it but the odds are really stacked against the consumer in this particular scenario. Generally the attitude of “not my responsibility” is firmly embedded in the majority of telecom service providers and anyone inbetween. When things go wrong and it does more often than anyone would like to admit the liability is yours the end-user. In most cases your business insurance will not cover any losses and it really is a matter of your particular providers policies, standards and codes of conduct that will determine their behaviour but as they are not bound by legislation to write off the losses often they will seek to recover the debt in full.
If this happens to you the first thing you will ask your provider is how can this happen, why do you not have safeguards in place to stop it etc. Basically the answer is because they don’t have to and while they don’t have to they will not actively seek to change it, and so it continues!
Now we know that using these examples could scare you away from using PBX’s in the first place, but don’t let it. PBX telephony is a fantastic leap forward in the telephony market and has massive benefits not to mention cost savings, and it is here to stay because of that. However a small percentage of that cost saving should ALWAYS be used to increase security on the system as a matter of course, it should be in the ABC handbook of system management.
AAudit your system
Bbdeye Velocity Check it
CCheck and review your network security at regular intervals
Arming yourself with a little knowledge can go a long way to preventing this kind of disaster. We have a solution, but the hardest thing is convincing you the consumer that it is a necessary measure you need to take.
Here’s the problem, which category do you fall into?
YOU are a small business with an average phone bill of around £500 or less per month you imagine that this could never happen to you or that you could find yourself with a bill for thousands of pounds to pay.
YOU are a larger company with an average phone bill of £5000 per month you will probably think your systems are better protected than that and you don’t need to concern yourself as you will assume you are protected at some level.
THIS IS WHAT THE HACKERS RELY ON!
Our bdeye software is a 24 hour round the clock guardian of your systems. It will alert you within 15 minutes if an attack is taking place on your system enabling you to shut down your system and protect yourself against further damages. It cannot stop the attack, as we know hackers deploy many different ways of getting into a system which no one can predict, hence why they are and continue to be so successful. Therefore the responsibility lies with ourselves to proactively protect you. Companies go to great lengths to employ security to safeguard their premises and equipment however they rarely protect themselves against this kind of attack.
bdeye Velocity Checking can be easily and quickly installed alongside your current system and for less than a cup of coffee a day you will have peace of mind that you will not be one of those horror stories we all hear or talk about and think it’s never going to happen to us!
If you are questioning your need for this software and you are lucky enough to be un-affected by the issues we have highlighted then at least let the reason for the existence of this product serve as a warning. Will you be one of the many who figuratively speaking “fit an alarm on their house after it has already been broken into for the first time” or one of the few who wisely try to prevent it happening in the first place. In the workplace where arguably the rewards are much higher and present much less risk to the criminals carrying out these attacks should we not be more vigilant.
Here’s a simple test:
Q: CAN I AFFORD TO LOSE MONEY?
Trust us, if the unthinkable happens and your systems are breached:
You CAN stop it
You CAN limit your damages
You CAN protect your data
You CAN be in control
WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF BDEYE VELOCITY CHECKING
If you are concerned about your system security act now, call us on 01612412002 or submit your interest online for a call back, our advice is free so you really have nothing to lose, and the gains could be invaluable to your future.