shake up robocalls and unlawful caller ID spoofing
The problems of illegal robocalling and Caller ID spoofing are top priorities for the global telecommunications industry. In the United States, the FCC together with industry partners are taking decisive action to protect consumers and businesses and to restore the public’s faith in the authenticity of caller ID data.
The Secure Telephone Identity Governance Authority (STI-GA), under the auspices of the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS), has been established to develop a solution for reducing robocalls and unlawful caller ID spoofing.
The solution lies in the implementation of the industry’s specifications known as SHAKEN (Signature-based Handling of Asserted information using toKENs). SHAKEN provides a framework for service providers to implement new certificate-based measures to mitigate illegal robocalls and spoofing. Now, there will finally be an industry-standard protocol for authenticating calling numbers.
The STI-GA has selected iconectiv as the US Secure Telephone Identity Policy Administrator (STI-PA) for the country’s Calling Number Verification Service. In this role, iconectiv will work to ensure that only authorized service providers are able to obtain Secure Telephone Identity Certificates from authorized Certification Authorities. These Certification Authorities are vetted, verified and approved by a Policy Management Authority (PMA) to perform the security functions necessary to maintain the integrity of the SHAKEN framework. iconectiv serves as the director of the PMA, which is comprised of industry stakeholders, including members of the STI-GA technical committee.
Certification Authority Registration
The time has come for companies that want to become Certification Authorities to begin the qualification and registration process for the country’s Secure Telephone Identity Calling Number Verification Service. Once your application is received by iconectiv, we will review and verify your eligibility.