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Phil Celestini

As Senior Vice President and Chief Security and Risk Officer, Phil Celestini leads security and risk management across Syniverse, including adopting new technologies and building industry awareness of critical threats and opportunities arising from such areas as the internet of things, 5G, artificial intelligence, and blockchain. With a career spanning more than 35 years across government, law enforcement, and the military, Phil brings extensive executive leadership experience in security, risk, and compliance. From 1992 to 2018, he served as a Special Agent in the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where he was most recently Special Agent in Charge in Washington, D.C., and where he also served as the FBI’s senior representative to the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command among other roles. In addition to his investigative acumen, Phil is an acknowledged expert in cyber and information security. He earned several commendations and community honors as FBI Special Agent, serving in positions of increasing leadership responsibility in numerous field offices, FBI headquarters, and on the National Security and Homeland Security Councils at the White House. Prior to his FBI career, he served as an intelligence operations officer in the U.S. Air Force. He received his bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a master’s degree in public safety leadership from Capella University.

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Secure Network Video Series, Part 4: The Imperative for Private Networks

Filed in Internet of Things, Security by on December 6, 2018 0 Comments
Secure Network Video Series, Part 4: The Imperative for Private Networks

In the final video of a four-part series, Chief Security and Risk Officer Phil Celestini discusses why businesses must begin integrating a private, isolated network to protect their data from the public internet.

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Secure Network Video Series, Part 3: Cybersecurity Challenges

Filed in Internet of Things, Security by on November 28, 2018 0 Comments
Secure Network Video Series, Part 3: Cybersecurity Challenges

In the third part of an interview series, Syniverse Chief Security and Risk Officer Phil Celestini talks about the things that keep him awake at night when it comes to network security.

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Secure Network Video Series, Part 2: Today’s Public Internet Risks

Filed in Internet of Things, Security by on November 20, 2018 0 Comments
Secure Network Video Series, Part 2: Today’s Public Internet Risks

Syniverse Chief Security and Risk Officer Phil Celestini looks at why companies still continue to use the internet despite today’s rising threats.

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Secure Network Video Series, Part 1: Threats of the Public Internet

Filed in Internet of Things, Security by on November 14, 2018 0 Comments
Secure Network Video Series, Part 1: Threats of the Public Internet

Chief Security and Risk Officer Phil Celestini explains the nature of today’s internet threats and what companies should know about them.

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Secure Global Connectivity Is Imperative in the Age of IoT

Filed in Internet of Things, Security by on October 11, 2018 0 Comments
Secure Global Connectivity Is Imperative in the Age of IoT

Our Chief Security and Risk Officer, Phil Celestini, discusses why companies must move crucial business operations from the public internet to private, isolated networks.

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Public Internet Poses Systemic Risk to IoT Use

Filed in Internet of Things, Security by on August 23, 2018 0 Comments
Public Internet Poses Systemic Risk to IoT Use

Today’s companies must move crucial business operations from the public internet to private, isolated networks, writes our Chief Security and Risk Officer, in an article in ITProPortal.

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