Phonovation received the Cyber Solution of the Year 2017 Award at the Cyber Threat Summit for their suite of Cyber Security products, PhonoSecure. Within the suite, a newly developed and patented software called ‘STOP’ helps to prevent phone users from having their phone’s SIM technology hacked. CEO, Gavin Carpenter, was on hand on Tuesday October 24th to receive the award at the major conference at the Helix in Dublin City University.
STOP (SIM Take Over Protection) which has modernised common technology security practices such as using banking fobs and pins which are now seen as outdated and unsecure. STOP software is identity proving via the use of mobile phone networks.
STOP essentially protects the phone user from potential SIM hacking and offers an innovative and secure solution to cybercrime which is on the rise in Ireland. Fraudsters can convince phone store staff members that they are you. They are then issued a brand new SIM with your mobile number and straight away your profile and security details are compromised. This means that the thief can now access your internet banking, set themselves up as a payee and empty your bank account.
Phonovation team members Erin Lynch, Nigel Alexander and John Waters with the award
Speaking at the award ceremony, Gavin Carpenter said; “It really means a lot to receive such an award at what is a major event for all of us involved in the cyber security industry. We’ve worked hard ever since the company was established in 1988 to develop technology that would be unique to the market and pushes out the boundaries in terms of offering peace of mind to those who rely on technology, whether it be for business or personal use.
“The introduction of STOP was a really important development for the company as it is something that the Irish market has never seen before, and our main aim is to offer protection to our customers.”
Along with cyber security, Phonovation provides four main communications services: Bulk SMS, IVR, SaaS and Premium Rate Services. Phonovation has grown to become Ireland’s largest automated voice and SMS provider, processing over 200 million calls and texts per year.