MWC24 Barcelona Security Summit Catch up

Friday 22 Mar 2024 | MWC24 Barcelona |

Strengthening mobile ecosystem security

Security Summit was a huge success at MWC24 Barcelona, with over 620 attendees, and mobile security is obviously an emerging topic. Speakers from Palo Alto Networks, Telefónica, and T-Systems International kicked off the opening session by providing a critical overview of telecommunications’ significant position in the security ecosystem, as well as mitigation strategies for current and evolving threats to mobile networks. Watch the video on demand to stay up to date on the latest mobile security trends.


  • Helmut Reisinger, CEO, EMEA & LATAM, Palo Alto Networks
  • Miguel Sánchez, Global CISO, Telefónica S.A.
  • Thomas Masicek, Senior Vice President Cyber Security, T-Systems International GmbH
  • Samantha Kight, Head of Industry Security, GSMA

Session 1: Mobile Security Landscape 2024

Copper Horse, Fortinet, Telenor, Ericsson, Vodafone, and Huawei discussed the current mobile security landscape, with 5G RAN and 5G playing a bigger role. Don’t forget to download the GSMA Mobile Telecommunications Security Landscape Report 2024, which was made available during the session.


  • David Rogers, CEO, Copper Horse
  • Derek Manky, Global VP Threat Intelligence, Fortinet
  • Paul Hopkins, Global Head of Cyber Strategy & Secure by Design, Vodafone
  • Mikko Karikytö, CPSO & Head of Product Security, Ericsson
  • Andreas Dennerhed, Director Security and Fraud, Telenor
  • Jeremy Thompson, Executive VP & Cybersecurity Officer, Huawei
  • Alex Leadbeater, Technical Security Director, GSMA

Session 2: Communications and Connected Devices – Cyber Security Challenges and Opportunities

Speakers from Orange, Palo Alto Networks, Google, Telekom Deutschland, and GSMA Global Leasing Task Force discussed about strengthening mobile network, messaging, product, and application security to offer impactful security gains across the mobile ecosystem.


  • Eric Gauthier, Director Technical Fraud and Revenue Assurance, Orange
  • Leonid Burakovsky, VP, Product Management, Palo Alto Networks
  • Eugene Liderman, Director of Mobile Security Strategy, Google
  • Stephen Ornadel, Chair of the GSMA Global Leasing Task Force
  • Johannes Opitz, Vice President Commercial Roaming & International Mobile Wholesale, Telekom Deutschland GmbH
  • Samantha Kight, Head of Industry Security, GSMA

Session 3: Threat Intelligence – Prevention through Sharing

Watch this playback to learn how real-time and strategic threat intelligence sharing across the mobile ecosystem can limit and stop the spread of attacks against mobile networks and services, as well as the success story of the GSMA’s Intelligence Sharing and Analysis Center (T-ISAC) and the GSMA Fraud and Security Group (FASG) Threat Intelligence sub-group.


  • Alexandre De Oliveira, Telecom Security & Fraud Solutions Lead, POST Luxembourg
  • Jeremy Schmidt, Cyber Security Intelligence and Incident Response Specialist, Proximus
  • Nauman Khan, Telecom Cyber Security Consultant, T-ISAC Member
  • Leonie Lewis, Senior T-ISAC Manager, GSMA

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