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Top Signaling Attacks and Firewall Requirements, Lighthouse report on Tykelab, GSMA's CVD dashboard and PGPP.

Welcome to Enea AdaptiveMobile Security's video series of conversations on cybersecurity in the telecoms sector. Hosted by HardenStance security analyst, Patrick Donegan, and featuring experts in 5G network security, signaling and mobile messaging security.

A New Approach to Telco Security

TrustTalks | Season 2, Episode 3



AdaptiveMobile Security News

Starting with a brief introduction of the latest company news.


Topic of The Day

Diving into the topic of the day: Malicious SS7 attacks and signaling firewall requirements.


What's Going on Out There?

Talking about some very interesting topics exploring what’s going on in the security space.



Announcing a new Messaging Security contract worth USD 5.9 million, the World Communication Awards Recognition and more.

In this next episode of TrustTalks, we welcome our new SVP and Head of Enea AdaptiveMobile Security, John Hughes. He'll be sharing details on the mobile messaging security contract the company recently signed with a top North American Communication Platform-as-a-Service (CPaaS) provider. John will also discuss the upcoming events we'll be attending, as well as the World Communication Awards recognition the company obtained.


Malicious SS7 Attacks and Signaling Firewall Requirements. Are there signaling attacks coming from Russian-controlled networks?

With a large record of signaling firewall developments and deployments at multiple networks across the globe, Enea AdaptiveMobile's Threat Intelligence Unit (TIU) has a unique visibility of cyber threats worldwide. Martin Gallagher, our Senior Signaling Threat Analyst, will join HardenStance analyst, Patrick Donegan, in a conversation about the types of malicious signaling attacks we see every day. Additionally, we’ll comment on the signaling attacks coming from Russian-controlled networks that are trying to impact our customers, analyzing their attack behaviors.



Lighthouse report on Tykelab, GSMA's CVD dashboard and PGPP

We will be exploring what’s going on in the cyber security space, starting with the recent report from Lighthouse accusing Tykelab of being the European equivalent of the NSO Group. Also, Martin Gallagher will talk with Patrick Donegan about the GSMA's Common Vulnerability Disclosure (CVD) dashboard and the recent beta version of Pretty Good Phone Privacy (PGPP).

Martin Gallagher


Martin Gallagher

Senior Signaling Threat Analyst at Enea AdaptiveMobile Security

Martin Gallagher is a senior signaling threat analyst within ENEA Adaptive Mobile’s Threat Intelligence Unit. Martin provides threat intelligence analysis and guided the activation of signalling protection on SS7, DIAMETER and GTP bearers at many of ENEA Adaptive Mobile’s clients. Prior to working at Enea AdaptiveMobile, Martin had worked primarily on various messaging projects both for vendors and operators in Europe and North America.

John Hughes


John Hughes

SVP and Head of Enea AdaptiveMobile Security

John was previously Chief Operating Officer at Enea AdaptiveMobile Security. In his 16 years in the company, John has held a range of technical, delivery and operations leadership roles. John has a passion for ensuring that Enea AdaptiveMobile Security focuses on helping clients derive maximum business value from the Company’s solutions and fostering an operating environment that enables customers, partners and the Company to be successful. John commenced his career at Vodafone Ireland.



Patrick Donegan

Founder and Principal Analyst at HardenStance

Patrick Donegan is Founder and Principal Analyst with HardenStance, a leading industry analyst firm providing trusted research, analysis and insight in telecom and IT security. HardenStance provides consulting services, public speaking services and leading analyst reports on cybersecurity risk and solutions across the telecom sector and broader enterprise markets. HardenStance openly supports the work of key industry associations, organizations and SDOs including NetSecOPEN, AMTSO, ETSI, the GSM Association and OASIS. HardenStance is also a recognized Cyber Threat Alliance ‘Champion’.


What are the top types of SS7 attacks we have seen?

  • Information Harvesting (Stage-1/Exfiltration)
  • Location Tracking
  •  Intercept (VLR/MSC addresses, gsmSCF address manipulation, SS forwarded to numbers)
  • Fraud
  • DoS attack
  • Regional Variations

What is TrustTalks?

An initiative of the company Enea AdaptiveMobile Security, TrustTalks telco security video series is intended to serve as an informative and educational channel for telecoms companies, regulators and CPaaS providers. A series of videos where security experts discuss the most relevant cyber security issues and share key security insights.

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Top Signaling Attacks and Firewall Requirements, Lighthouse report on Tykelab, GSMA's CVD dashboard, PGPP and more!

About Enea

Enea is a world-leading specialist in software for telecom and cybersecurity. The company’s cloud-native solutions connect, optimize, and secure services for mobile subscribers, enterprises, and the Internet of Things. More than 100 communication service providers and 4.5 billion people rely on Enea technologies every day.

Enea has strengthened its product portfolio and global market position by integrating a number of acquisitions, including Qosmos, Openwave Mobility, Aptilo Networks, and AdaptiveMobile Security.

Enea is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

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