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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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Phil Celestini's Latest Posts

Secure Global Connectivity Is Imperative for Age of IoT

Filed in Internet of Things, Security by on March 26, 2019 0 Comments

A rapidly expanding internet of things is changing the rules of the game for establishing secure network connectivity.

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Breaking the Habit of Unsecured Internet Connectivity

Filed in Internet of Things, Security by on January 31, 2019 0 Comments

Chief Security Officer Phil Celestini explains how the internet’s vulnerability now requires a new model for the way we connect online.

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Stealthy and Complex: Understanding Cyber Attacks of the Future

Filed in Internet of Things, Security by on January 24, 2019 0 Comments

A new type of cybercriminal is transforming the way that businesses must protect against online attacks.

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Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019: A Sharp Rise in a New Cyberattack

Filed in Security by on January 11, 2019 0 Comments

Our Chief Security Officer spotlights some of the most important trends to watch this year.

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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

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

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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