Syniverse appoints new Chief Security and Risk Officer

Syniverse has appointed Philip Celestini as its new Chief Security and Risk Officer.

The company, which provides technology and business services to the telecoms industry, announced yesterday that Celestini will take up the role on July 16.

The focus on security and managing risk that Syniverse stresses for its solutions and operations is impressive.

– Philip Celestini, Chief Security and Risk Officer, Syniverse

“Cybercrime is expected to cost businesses over $2 trillion by 2019, according to Juniper Research, so Syniverse is laser focused on protecting our customers and partners through our global secure network, messaging and transaction services like our recently launched Secure Global Access,” said Dean Douglas, President and CEO of Syniverse. “With this focus at the forefront, Phil is a critical addition to our Executive Leadership Team with his unrivaled experience in cybersecurity and intelligence necessary to drive strong, secure connections across our customers and partners.”

Celestini joins the company from the FBI, where he was Special Agent in Charge of the Intelligence Division at the Washington Field Office. He has also served as the FBI’s senior representative to the National Security Agency and the United States Cyber Command.

Before joining the FBI, he held intelligence and security positions with the United States Air Force and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“I am thrilled and honored to join Syniverse’s cutting-edge team of mobile technology innovators, and I look forward to leveraging my experience in an outstanding company at the forefront of global digital transformation,” said Celestini. “The focus on security and managing risk that Syniverse stresses for its solutions and operations is impressive. It demonstrates the company’s dedication to delivering the best possible user experience for customers and partners, and it provides a solid foundation on which to build.”

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