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Director of Telecoms Security, EMEA, at Positive Technologies
Member Since: 12/5/2017
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Michael Downs has been assisting telecoms and mobile providers address the business impact from cybersecurity risks for nearly 20 years. At Positive Technologies, he works side by side with the penetration testing team and research specialists to help mobile network operators globally audit cyber-risk, identify threats, and deploy the correct countermeasures. He also helps network operators address core infrastructure through to RAN and signaling vulnerabilities, which enables them to protect their valuable brand, drive operational efficiencies, and provide additional revenue streams.

Articles by Michael Downs
Is Threat Intelligence Garbage?
Chris McDaniels, Chief Information Security Officer of Mosaic451,  5/23/2018
More Than Half of Users Reuse Passwords
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  5/24/2018
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