Syniverse Appoints Former FBI Agent as Chief Security and Risk Officer

Syniverse Appoints Former FBI Agent as Chief Security and Risk Officer Image Credit: Beebright/

Syniverse announced that it has appointed former FBI security and threat management executive Philip Celestini as Chief Security and Risk Officer, effective July 16. Celestini brings extensive senior-level FBI expertise that will lead and grow industry awareness of critical threats that are increasing through new technology evolutions such as internet of things (IoT), 5G, rich communications services (RCS) and secure network advancements.

Prior to Syniverse, Celestini was most recently Special Agent in Charge of the Intelligence Division at the FBI’s Washington Field Office in addition to having served as the FBI’s senior representative to the National Security Agency and the United States Cyber Command. 

Celestini received his bachelor’s degree from the United States Air Force Academy, and holds a master’s degree with distinction in public safety leadership.

Dean Douglas, President and CEO, Syniverse
In the age of digital transformation, 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.

Philip Celestini, Incoming Chief Security and Risk Officer, Syniverse
The recent launch of the Secure Global Access network clearly reinforces Syniverse’s strong commitment to staying in front of a constantly evolving online threat environment, especially in light of emerging technologies like IoT, 5G, and RCS.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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