If a device is reported as lost or stolen to an operator (using the IMEI), the operator is able to blacklist the device and block access to the mobile network. Blacklisted IMEIs are submitted to the GSMA IMEI Database to allow Operators to exchange data and to block devices on multiple networks nationally and internationally by sharing IMEI blacklist data to approved partners.
Target industry: Telecommunications
Audience: Technical security practitioner
Resource technology specifics: User equipment
Resource type: Guideline
Resource enforcement: Voluntary