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Security experts to provide consultancy, testing and training for mobile telecommunications provider







@stake (http://www.atstake.com), the world's largest independent digital security
consultancy, today announced it will work with One 2 One, the UK network of
T-Mobile International ? a leading worldwide provider of mobile
telecommunications services, to help protect the company's mobile network
from digital attack.





@stake and One 2 One have entered into a long-term strategic relationship
within which @stake's experts will offer high-level security consultancy,
perform security assessments and train One 2 One staff on the latest
security techniques.




The services @stake will provide One 2 One include strategic consultancy
on securing its General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) network. As part of
this service, @stake will perform a high-level architectural assessment on
One 2 One's GPRS network, offering recommendations on continually building
a secure network at the design stage so that security is inherent from the
outset.




@stake will also perform rigorous penetration testing on the company's GPRS
network and will help prepare One 2 One's networks for digital forensics ?
the process of identifying, preserving, extracting and documenting
electronic evidence in the event of an attempted attack.






Avi Corfas, executive vice president for Europe, the Middle East and
Africa, @stake, commented, "With the advent of next generation mobile
networks, such as GPRS and 3rd Generation technologies, more and more
people will be looking to use the wireless Internet for tasks they
currently perform over their personal computer. This movement of
transactions from the desktop to the handset will mean sensitive data
travelling over a new, potentially hostile network, where vulnerabilities
are only just beginning to be mapped out."





Corfas continued, "The issues surrounding wireless security are simply not
understood by the vast majority of companies implementing mobile commerce
strategies. @stake has identified key exposure areas common to all
wireless platforms which leave wireless networks open to attack. The
return on investment made on securing wireless networks, protecting
sensitive information from interception and customers from fraudulent use,
is substantial and readily measurable. However, each company's security
demands are unique. We will work together with One 2 One to identify the
risks specific to their mobile and corporate networks, helping them make
intelligent, business-driven decisions about the company's security
requirements."





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About @stake



@stake works where business and technology intersect, because that is where
security is most powerful. The firm integrates technical and business
expertise to build security solutions that look beyond the network to the
security of applications and data, and future business goals.




@stake couples vertical industry expertise in three areas-- financial
services, communication service providers and e-markets-- with pioneering
research, to design and build strategic security solutions that enable the
electronic business initiatives of its Global 2000 clients. Amidst other
providers for whom security services are a way to sell products or drive
the sale of broader service offerings, @stake stands out with its dedicated
focus on security consulting services and the unmatched calibre of its
people.





@stake security consultants and research scientists built their expertise
at premier organisations including the L0pht, Cerberus Information
Security, DERA, the National Security Agency, Axent, BBN, Deloitte &
Touche, Open Market and RSA. @stake matches its unparalleled security
talent with equally strong vertical industry and business expertise drawn
from Sapient, Cambridge Technology Partners, Arthur Andersen, Fleet,
Fidelity, Exodus, Nortel and Interpath.



For further information go to:
http://www.atstake.com





Notes to Editors




About One 2 One



1. One 2 One is the UK network of T-Mobile International ? a leading
worldwide provider of mobile telecommunications services




2. T-Mobile International, with over 62 million customers worldwide, is
one of the leading wireless communications companies in the world.



3. One 2 One will change its name to T-Mobile during 2002.




4. The One 2 One service covers in excess of 98% of the UK's population
and is available in 102 territories on five continents through roaming
agreements with 235 operators. Current roaming destinations
include all European Union member states, the United States and Canada,
Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brazil, South
Africa and Saudi Arabia.


For a full list of current roaming partners visit
the One 2 One website: http://www.one2one.co.uk/roaming




5. The One 2 One network currently handles over 260 million calls each
week.




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Press enquiries: One 2 One Press Office on 07010 700 121



Or email pressoffice@one2one.co.uk



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Contact Brodeur Worldwide


Matthew Ward
Brodeur Worldwide
Tel: 01753 44 88 75
mward@uk.brodeur.com




Mike O'Connell
Brodeur Worldwide
Tel: 01753 44 88 81
moconnell@uk.brodeur.com




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