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The Mobile Network Battlefield

Welcome to 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, signalling and mobile messaging security.

A New Approach to Telco Security

TrustTalks | Season 2, Episode 2



AdaptiveMobile Security News

Starting with a brief introduction of the latest company news.


Topic of The Day

Diving into the topic of the day: The Mobile Network Battlefield.


What's Going on Out There?

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



AdaptiveMobile Security integration with Enea, GLOMO Awards & ROCCO Recognition

In light of the acquisition of AdaptiveMobile Security by Enea back in July, in this next episode of TrustTalks we will be revealing details on the company’s integration with Enea as well as the ample scope to leverage product synergies between Enea’s business units. We will also be discussing AdaptiveMobile Security’s win for Best Authentication and Security Solution for Mobile Networks at the GLOMO Awards, as well as the recent ROCCO Tier 1 signalling firewall recognition the company obtained.  


The Mobile Network Battlefield in Ukraine

Following the release of AdaptiveMobile Security’s white paper on Mobile network-enabled attacks in hybrid warfare, our Director of National Security Intelligence, Rowland Corr, will join HardenStance analyst, Patrick Donegan, in a conversation about the role the cyber realm has played in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Our speakers will begin by analyzing the role of mobile networks in both defensive and offensive operations, discussing the implications for our understanding of evolving terms like hybrid warfare and cyber wars. Additionally, we’ll touch on the lessons learned from the hybrid aspects of this invasion in terms of our approach to national security.



STIR/SHAKEN and Pegasus Spyware

We will be exploring what’s going on in the cyber security space, starting with the recent FCC Plan to Impose STIR/SHAKEN on International Carriers in the US and what types of cyber-attacks we’d expect it to tackle. Also, our CSO, Simeon Coney will discuss with Patrick Donegan the latest Pegasus Spyware headlines. How can mobile operators do more to help protect their networks and subscribers from this type of cyber threat?



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’.



Rowland Corr

Director of National Security Intelligence at AdaptiveMobile Security, an Enea company

Rowland Corr joined ENEA AdaptiveMobile Security from Ireland’s public sector where he served in military and civil service roles focused on national security and international security matters for many years. His areas of expertise range from threat modelling to real-world threat mitigation and strategy to bridge the gap between these at national and international levels. Rowland is considered a leading expert in multi-domain Hostile State Actor behaviour and Hybrid Threats



Simeon Coney

Chief Strategy Officer at AdaptiveMobile Security, an Enea company

Simeon is Chief Strategy Officer at AdaptiveMobile Security and has over 25 years’ experience within the mobile, fixed line and IT infrastructure markets. With a career spanning Marketing, Product Management, Business Development and Operations roles, Simeon has worked for Telecom Infrastructure providers and solution providers with 9 out of the top 10 largest carrier groups. Simeon has worked with AdaptiveMobile since the foundation of the business, assisting Service Providers on the protection of their subscribers and network through a range of senior management roles, and is currently responsible for the development and execution of the Company’s strategic initiatives.


Who is responsible for the protection of a nation’s critical communications infrastructure?

From our extensive global experience, we believe to properly secure the national critical communications infrastructure of any country requires a multi-layered approach. Collaboration is essential between private and public sector bodies (national regulators, mobile operators and governments) in the development of effective, consistently applied security measures. This includes the sharing of threat related intelligence and facilitating the development of cross-sector practices in securing any nation’s key communications assets and infrastructure.

What are common mobile network cyber attacks as part of a hybrid warfare strategy?

Attackers can target core network vulnerabilities to attain and further amplify advantage in offensive military operations. The form that cyber network attacks can take varies, but at a high level the following are possible:

  • Surveillance/location tracking
  • Message/Call/Data Interception
  • Fraud (against the operator or the subscriber)
  • Phishing* (malware delivery)
  • Denial of Service
  • Information harvesting

What is TrustTalks?

An initiative of the company Enea AdaptiveMobile Security TrustTalks is intended to serve as an informative and educational channel for telecoms companies, regulators and CPaaS providers. A series of videos hosted by the renowned security analyst Patrick Donegan and with the participation of a panel of security experts, who will discuss the most relevant cyber security issues and share key security insights.

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Watch TrustTalks Season 2, episode 2: The Mobile Network Battlefield, STIR/SHAKEN and Pegasus Spyware.

About AdaptiveMobile Security, an Enea company

Cyber & Telecom Security

AdaptiveMobile Security, an Enea company, is the world leader in mobile network security, protecting more than 2.1 billion subscribers worldwide. With deep expertise and a unique focus on network-to-handset security, AdaptiveMobile’s award-winning security solutions and services provide its customers with advanced threat detection and actionable intelligence, combined with the most comprehensive security product-set in the market today.

AdaptiveMobile Security was founded in 2006 and counts some of the world’s largest carriers, Governments and Regulators as customers. The Company is headquartered in Dublin with offices in North America, Europe, South Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

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