Cyberservices team of Mark Mulready
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Cyberservices team of Mark Mulready
|Job title of nominated professional (or team name)||Vice President - Cyber Services at Irdeto|
|Company (where nominated professional or team is working)||Irdeto|
|Company size (employees)||1,000 to 4,999|
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We do more than protect devices and networks: our focus is protecting people. In video entertainment, we ensure that creativity continues. We ensure that the product of hundreds of creative hours that it takes to bring an idea to life on the screen is protected. We ensure that sports leagues and athletes receive the full value for their hard work and dedication by securely delivering sports broadcasts to fans and protecting them from the cyber threats associated with accessing pirated content online. In video games, we ensure that children are not the victims of fraud and scams that criminals promote to exploit. The gamers on our team know that cheating breeds toxicity and negatively impacts the gaming experience for everyone. We feel a personal need to quell all cheats, fake accounts, and more to make playing video games what it was meant to be: fair and fun. We also love to use our skills for good, which is why our team is voluntarily involved in helping the African Wildlife Foundation to end the online promotion of poaching and illegal animal trade.
Criminals constantly take advantage of the power of the internet to commit a wide range of crimes. Protecting our clients means that innovation is wired into our daily work. Instead of relying on other tools, we develop and deploy custom-built solutions to make sure that the service for our clients is complete. This means using a full technological suite of reverse engineering, machine learning, cloud technologies, and more to fight cybercrime every day.
The team is culturally, geographically, and linguistically diverse. We are truly global, which allows us to both leverage a wide range of perspectives when tackling issues and provide support to our clients 24/7.
The Irdeto Cyber Services Team combines decades of experience in online and field investigations, with custom-built technological tools, to protect our customers from security and cyber threats including intellectual property infringements, online piracy and cybercrimes. Our clients include international sports rights owners and some of the largest video entertainment and video games companies in the world. We work to curb these cyber threats on an international level by collaborating with Europol, Interpol and national law enforcement bodies around the world to investigate, identify and prosecute large scale organised criminal networks that pose a serious threat to our clients and to the community. Our investigations have resulted in law enforcement agencies dismantling the largest global streaming pirate networks, seizing millions of dollars of assets including residential properties, motor vehicles, bank accounts, bitcoin and cash.
While digital pirates and cyber criminals take advantage of the accessibility and anonymity of the internet to engage in online crimes, we stay ahead of them by using well-honed infiltration and OSINT methodologies combined with sophisticated web crawlers and machine learning algorithms to track and expose the highly complex, globally connected cybercriminal networks. We also take a two-pronged approach to eliminating cybercrime in the video game industry: reverse engineering cheats to take them off the market and taking down high-level targets to stop cheats from being created. This way, the team creates an environment in both video entertainment and video game that brings peace of mind and a fair gaming experience to people like us who just want to have fun.
Our team of computer forensic analysts, cyber security analysts, and engineers has grown by 300% in the last five years. We expect that growth to continue as we successfully help more organizations protect their intellectual property and revenue streams.