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Positive Technologies has been announced as a finalist in two categories at Computing’s Security Excellence Awards. The telecom team has been shortlisted for Security Team of the Year for its work with mobile network operators. Meanwhile, Anastasia Grishina, who leads telecoms penetration testing projects, was shortlisted in the category of Security Woman of the Year.

Computing's Security Excellence Awards celebrate the achievements of the IT industry's leading security companies, solutions, products and personalities - which keep every other part of the industry operating. The award is run by Computing, one of the UK’s premier tech publications, and entries are judged by an expert panel.

The telecom industry has faced major changes in 2020 driven migration to 5G and the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. Positive Technologies’ telecom team, led by Peter Hargas, has been at the forefront of helping the telecom sector navigate security through these challenges. The team was named a finalist for this prestigious industry awards based on its extensive knowledge and expertize in GTP, SS7 and Diameter Signalling Protocols, The Internet of Things, as well as software defined networking (SDN) and network functioning virtualisation (NFV), and the value it delivers to telecom operators.

Anastasia Grishina, who leads telecoms penetration testing projects at Positive Technologies, was also shortlisted for the Security Woman of the Year category. She has worked on more than 100 projects involving security analysis of corporate information systems, telecom networks, web applications, and banking systems. In her role leading penetration testing projects, Anastasia has worked with customers across 10 different countries helping to create mitigation strategies and test the security posture of their businesses, winning positive feedback and appreciation.

Amit Nath, CEO of Positive Technologies commented: “I am extremely proud that the security expertise within our company has received these two nominations. This is testament to the skill and industry knowledge of our analysts, who are embedded in the telecom industry and understand the security challenges that operators are facing. It is brilliant to receive this recognition of the work we do in helping to secure mobile networks and make them more resilient to future threats.”

The winners will be announced at a virtual award ceremony taking place on the 2nd December 2020. You can find the full list of finalists here.