5G Security Risks in SMS, Hybrid Warfare & Role of Government and Aggregators in Securing Networks

Welcome to AdaptiveMobile Security's video series 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.

TrustTalks Season 2 | Episode 1



AdaptiveMobile Security News

Starting with a brief introduction of the latest company news.


Topic of The Day

Diving into the topic of the day: 5G Security Risks in SMS.


What's Going on Out There?

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


New Customer Announcement, Fierce Telecom Awards win, and MWC

We will begin by sharing details on our newest customer win. We will also be announcing AdaptiveMobile Security’s attendance at MWC 2022 in Barcelona under the Enea brand, and how you can get in touch with us there. Finally, we’ll be discussing the Fierce Telecom Awards and AdaptiveMobile Security’s win in the security category for the world’s first Unified 5G Network Security Solution.



5G Security Risks in SMS

Following the release of AdaptiveMobile Security’s white paper on securing SMS in 5G, our CTO, Cathal Mc Daid, will join HardenStance analyst, Patrick Donegan in a conversation about the unique security issues presented by SMS in 5G and the challenges that are currently being faced by mobile operators. Cathal will go into detail on some of the reasons we’re still seeing SMS being used in 5G today, and how it works. Lastly, we’ll discuss some of the essential steps mobile operators can take to protect themselves and their customers from the security risks associated with SMS.


Hybrid Warfare and role of government and aggregators in securing networks

We will be talking about some very interesting topics exploring what’s going on in the security space, starting with the potential weaponization of mobile networks in nation state hybrid warfare campaigns. Our SVP of Security, Brian Collins, will analyse the role of aggregators in securing communications, as well questioning the part governments should play in securing critical telecom infrastructure.


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’.



Brian Collins

SVP Security Business Unit, AdaptiveMobile Security, an Enea company

Chief Executive Officer of AdaptiveMobile Security since 2009, Brian brings extensive experience in the global telecommunications and internet software marketplace. This experience has been acquired working across the breadth of the telecommunications industry, from original equipment manufacturer Nortel to both fixed and wireless operators; with senior positions in Telenor International, Pacific Bell, Etisalat (UAE) and with internet pioneers such as Google. 

Brian has also worked as an advisor to two sovereign wealth funds and has supported large Private Equity funds in several large transactions. 

Brian is a business graduate of University College Dublin. 



Cathal Mc Daid

Chief Technology Officer at AdaptiveMobile Security, an Enea company

Cathal Mc Daid is the Chief Technology Officer at AdaptiveMobile Security. He is one of the world’s foremost experts in Mobile Network security and his pivotal work in the industry has been recognized by the GSM Association. As CTO his role is to define the technology strategy and long-term technical vision, as well as to lead the team responsible for applied research in the fields of cybersecurity & mobile networks. He has 15+ years of experience in telecoms, messaging and security, he is a frequent contributor to business and technology media, where his work has featured on USA Today, BBC, Forbes, Bloomberg and the Register, and he is also a regular speaker at industry events such as RSA, VirusBulletin and Mobile World Congress.

Prior to joining AdaptiveMobile Security, Cathal held technical roles in a Telecom Infrastructure provider and an EDA Software provider, as well as founding a successful Bluetooth startup. His academic background includes a BEng in Computer Engineering from the University of Limerick and an Executive MBA from INSEAD.


How to secure SMS in 5G?

Securing SMS over 5G involves integrating the legacy technology of SMS with new technologies driving 5G. Mobile network operators need to be fully aware of the threats that could be brought about by this complex integration, and how these threats can be mitigated as we migrate to 5G. Read the white paper to learn more about securing SMS in 5G.


What is TrustTalks?

An initiative of the company AdaptiveMobile Security, an Enea company, 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 cybersecurity issues and share key security insights.


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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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