NSO Pegasus Story, Enea acquired AdaptiveMobile Security and new Telecoms Security Event

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.

TrustTalks 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: NSO Pegasus story.


What's Going on Out There?

Announcing a new telecoms security event.


AdaptiveMobile acquired by Enea, new 5G white paper coming out

We will start by sharing some insights on the recent acquisition of AdaptiveMobile Security by Enea. Answering questions such as what this means for the company and how we might expect to see ENEA’s capabilities augmenting the AdaptiveMobile Security roadmap in the coming quarters. We will also spend some time previewing a new White Paper AdaptiveMobile Security have coming out on SMS in the 5G era. 



NSO Pegasus story

AdaptiveMobile Security CTO, Cathal Mc Daid, will join HardenStance analyst Patrick Donegan in a conversation about the controversial findings of Project Pegasus; a collaboration of a number of high-profile Human Rights Organizations and media outlets to publish information they’ve obtained around the adoption, usage, penetration of the NSO’s Pegasus software. They will be talking about the nature of this threat – and others like it –  and how AdaptiveMobile Security can help mobile operators monitor and block those messages to better protect their customers against illegitimate, unauthorised use of Pegasus and other types of spyware. 


New Telecoms Security Event

We will be announcing details of a new HardenStance Telecoms Threat Intelligence Summit event. A must-attend event for anyone in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) community. 



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.


What is the Pegasus Project?

The Pegasus Project refers to the release by a number of newspapers of jointly coordinated research on the use or indeed misuse of the NSO Group’s mobile spyware software; Pegasus. This research shows how a list of “people of interest” globally have been allegedly targeted and tracked by the Pegasus spyware technology.


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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