AdaptiveMobile Security announces the appointment of leading 5G security researcher Dr. Silke Holtmanns

AdaptiveMobile Security is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Silke Holtmanns as Head of 5G Security Research and as an exciting addition to the company’s 5G security team. Silke joins from Nokia Bell Labs, where she was a Distinguished Member of Research Staff. She has extensive experience in the telecommunications industry with a specialty in mobile security research. Her career spans over 16 years with Nokia in a variety of roles, all concerning telecom related security. Prior to this, she held a master research role with Ericsson. Dr. Holtmanns has made significant industry contributions on mobile security, actively supporting the evolution of 5G interconnection security in 3GPP and development of GSMA 5G security standards. In 2019, she was rewarded with the Knighthood of the Order of the Lion of Finland for successfully driving security for critical communication infrastructure. She served as a subject matter expert for US FCC and EU ENISA.

Discussing her appointment, Brian Collins, Chief Executive Officer, AdaptiveMobile Security said: “We are thrilled to welcome Silke as Head of 5G Security Research. She brings with her unparalleled experience in 5G Security and possesses internationally recognised expertise in multi-protocol mobile security attacks. Her appointment comes at an exciting time for AdaptiveMobile Security as we continue to substantiate our reputation as the world-leading telecommunications security company. Once we ensure the security lessons of 3G and 4G have been learned, I have no doubt that 5G networks will bring never seen before innovative technological advances thus ensuring the digital connectivity of our world continues at pace. However as with the introduction of any technology comes new and complex security risks”

Cathal Mc Daid, Chief Technical Officer, AdaptiveMobile Security added: “I would like to welcome Silke to our 5G Security team. We are very pleased to have secured such a strong candidate, bringing a wealth of knowledge on both existing and future telecommunications attack patterns. Our team believes that now is the time to proactively build better defences and protections, and to shape the security of the 5G networks. Silke’s body of work and research in the area of telecom security is held is very high regard by the entire telecommunications industry and her expertise will be highly advantageous as we lead the market in establishing the next generation of mobile security.”

Dr. Silke Holtmanns said: “I am excited to join AdaptiveMobile Security, a cutting-edge company leading in global mobile security. It is an organisation with a unique vision and I am honoured to have the opportunity to build the future 5G interconnection security solutions as we go on to write the next challenging chapter of mobile communications.”


About AdaptiveMobile Security
AdaptiveMobile Security 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 provide its customers with advanced threat detection and actionable intelligence, combined with the most comprehensive security products on the market today.

AdaptiveMobile Security was founded in 2004 and boasts some of the world’s largest mobile operator as customers and the leading security and telecom equipment vendors as partners. The Company is headquartered in Dublin with offices in North America, Europe, South Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

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