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Cathal Mc Daid
CTO at AdaptiveMobile Security


Cathal Mc Daid is the Chief Technology Officer at AdaptiveMobile Security. He is one of the world’s foremost experts in Mobile Network signaling security. 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. His pivotal work in the industry has been recognized by the GSM Association where he is a primary contributor to the GSMA’s Fraud and Security Group, including being editor and leading author of the SS7 Interconnect Security Monitoring and Firewall Guidelines (FS.11). 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 has 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

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Agenda Sessions

  • Panel Discussion: The Unique Security Challenges of 5G & Enhancing Your Threat Intelligence