A Review of Risk Identification Approaches in the Telecommunication Domain

Ahmed Seid Yesuf


Risks in the telecommunication (telco) domain are complex to identify due to the involvement of several independent stakeholders and the difficulty of predicting emerging threats to the services. This is costing the Telecom operators billions of dollars. We believe the little emphasis given to the important step of risk assessment process – risk identification (RI) – is the main reason for this loss. Unlike other domains, the proprietary nature of Telecom systems makes it challenging to show the risk assessment approaches in the domain. In this paper, we investigate the classifications of the RI approaches from the literature written on the telco and other related domains. We also investigate the research trends in the last 16 years when Telecom risks are evolving and the revenue loss of Telecom operators is largely affected. Based on our review, we also show future research directions in the domain.


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Seid Yesuf A. (2017). A Review of Risk Identification Approaches in the Telecommunication Domain . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Volume 1: ICISSP, ISBN 978-989-758-209-7, pages 389-396. DOI: 10.5220/0006197603890396

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author={Ahmed Seid Yesuf},
title={A Review of Risk Identification Approaches in the Telecommunication Domain},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Volume 1: ICISSP,},

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JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Volume 1: ICISSP,
TI - A Review of Risk Identification Approaches in the Telecommunication Domain
SN - 978-989-758-209-7
AU - Seid Yesuf A.
PY - 2017
SP - 389
EP - 396
DO - 10.5220/0006197603890396