Patrick Donegan

Patrick contributes to Analysys Mason's Telecoms Software and Networks and Enterprise and IoT research practices. He specialises in telecoms and IT security.

Patrick contributes to Analysys Mason's published and custom research content and works directly with our research clients to advise them on telecoms and IT security. Patrick has worked in the telecoms sector for over 25 years, including strategic planning roles for Motorola, as well as roles with Nortel’s mobile infrastructure business. Most recently, he worked for 11 years at Heavy Reading, the last three of which were as Heavy Reading’s Chief Analyst.

From 2009, Patrick established and grew Heavy Reading’s research practice in the area of network security, focusing on operators' challenges in securing their own networks and providing a baseline of security for customers, as well as selling premium security services to enterprises and consumers.

Patrick has led several custom consulting projects for leading vendor and operator clients in this area.

In recent years, his research has focused in particular on the security opportunities and threats presented by the telecoms sector’s efforts to evolve to more software-controlled networking.

Patrick also runs HardenStance Ltd, an IT and telecoms security research business, and serves on the advisory board of The Cyber Rescue Alliance.