Leonid Burakovsky currently serves as a 5G security CTO at Palo Alto Networks. Leonid pioneered a new area of products to strengthen 4G and 5G security. He is a co-inventor and an author of 50 granted 5G/4G security patents. Leonid contributed to the Open Ran Policy Coalition “Open RAN security in 5G” April 2021 paper. Leonid also initiated and led the creation of the GSMA permanent security reference document, FS.37. This document provides recommendations for Communication Service Providers to detect and prevent attacks and security threats against mobile networks, services, and applications.
Prior to this role, Leonid served as F5 Networks’ Senior Director of Service Provider Solutions and Juniper Networks’ Strategic Alliances CTO. Leonid regularly speaks at industry forums such as IEEE, Mobile World Congress, NGMN, 4G, CTIA, Futurecom, BroadbandForum, LTE events, Intel’s Network Builders, to name a few. Leonid has more than 30 years of industry experience and holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Kyiv Engineering Technical Institute in Information Systems Engineering.