GSMA Security

As the threats targeting the mobile ecosystem increase the GSMA continue to enhance the security support offered to its membership.

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to analyse the industry’s threat landscape and provide information that enables our member’s ability to protect the mobile ecosystem.

Industry Engagement

The GSMA Security Team supports the Fraud and Security Group (FASG). We work collaboratively with this group of experts on Fraud and Security topics.

Further to our work with the FASG we have broadened our presence within industry through best practice publications, as well as providing security operations services for our membership. We work with a wide variety of stakeholders to deliver our services, these include:

  • Academia
  • Industry Bodies
  • Standards Development Organisations (SDO)
  • Security practitioners
  • Security researchers
  • Senior security representatives

Meet the Team

Jon France

Head of Industry Security, GSMA

Jon France

Jon France is the Head of Industry Security at the GSMA.  He has been with the GSMA since 2008 having held several technical positions and moving into current position in 2018. Jon is responsible for leading the Fraud and Security function within the GSMA reporting to the CTO and working within the board reporting Technology Group.  Loves all things technical and passionate about security as global societal reliance on technology rises, in part driven by the 5G era and strives to ensure that it is resilient & secure and meets operators, consumers and wider ecosystem expectations.

Has 20+ years global experience in Enterprise IT & Security within the Media and Telecoms fields, having previously delivered cloud enablement strategies, built online product portfolios, run development teams, run global IT portfolio, and lead incident / crisis management teams.

James Moran

Head of Security, GSMA

James Moran

Samantha Kight

Security Operations Director, GSMA

Samantha Kight

Amy Lemberger

Cybersecurity Director, GSMA

Amy Lemberger

Amy Lemberger is the Cybersecurity Director at the GSM Association, supporting their membership to improve the security posture of the mobile telecommunications industry. Since joining the GSMA she has presented various mobile telecommunications technologies at global conferences, enhanced cybersecurity engagement within the ecosystem and published the mobile telecommunications Threat Landscape report.

Prior to the GSMA, Amy was at BT developing their incident response strategy and lead their Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT). Alongside IR strategy Amy designed, delivered and led several high performing security teams within the organisation; including the Group’s Security Training team and Security Transformation team.

Amy has also held various technical investigator roles in adjacent industries including Law Enforcement.

In 2008 she graduated with a First Class (hons) degree in Digital Forensics and holds various industry certifications including CISSP, CISM, GNFA and EnCE.

David Maxwell

FASG Director, GSMA

David Maxwell

David Maxwell is a Senior Working Group Director in the GSMA’s Fraud and Security Group (FASG). FASG drives the mobile industry’s management of fraud and security matters related to technology, networks and services, and brings together fraud and security management specialists from the GSMA membership to share intelligence and develop best practice.

David also manages the GSMA Security Accreditation Scheme (SAS), which provides production security auditing and certification for sites supplying UICCs, eUICCs and subscription management services to the mobile industry.

Kamran Kordi

Security Industry Analyst, GSMA

Kamran Kordi

Kamran Kordi is as an Industry security analyst at the GSMA’s Cyber Security Department where he works on identifying evolving security threats facing the mobile industry.

He is passionate about ‘invisible security’ in an increasingly digitalised world where all citizens are protected seamlessly without the need to go through pesky user experiences. He often dreams about it too.

Kamran has a long experience of the mobile industry covering a wide range of areas from signal processing, cyber security, infrastructure and handset design to machine learning.

Prior to joining the GSMA Kamran was at Nokia Bell lab’s Technology Vision Department and Deutsch Telekom’s R&D division. He holds a PhD in machine learning from Loughborough university.

James Skuse

Security Services Manager, GSMA

James Skuse

James Skuse is the GSMA Security Services Manager, responsible for the effective management of a variety of security services provided by the GSMA to protect the mobile ecosystem.

James is a CREST Registered Threat Intelligence Analyst and has a background in security analysis. James’ broad base of experience includes significant work with the academic research community during his time at Dods Group, Nature Publishing and the Royal Society.