Mom, Home, and Mobile Security

Is there a more "apple pie” issue than mobile security?  It’s hard to come up with one.  That’s because a safe environment for mobile commerce is critical to the continued growth of that marketplace — and because you haven’t torn yourself away from your mobile device since you huffed and puffed to the Spice Girls at step aerobics class in ’99.

A few months ago, the FTC announced a June 4, 2013, forum, Mobile Security: Potential Threats and Solutions.  The agenda is out and if the mobile market is important to your business, your clients, or your customers — and trust us:  it is — you’ll want to see what’s up for discussion.

FTC Chairwoman Ramirez will open the event, with follow-up comments from FTC Chief Technologist Steve Bellovin.  Panels will focus on understanding mobile malware, building security into mobile platforms, extending it throughout the mobile ecosystem, and crafting practical solutions for consumers.

The forum is set for the FTC’s Conference Center at 601 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., in Washington, DC.  Can’t join us in person?  Watch the webcast.  If you have questions you'd like panelists to address, follow @FTC and tweet questions using #FTCmobile.  Or post questions to the FTC’s Facebook page in the workshop status thread or email us at opa@ftc.gov.

 

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Yes I agree that Mobile Security is needed especially to our children that are minors. They need to be protected.

I have had ongoing computer intrusion on my personal computer, (my only computer). I have a nascent solar energy sales and installation company. No commercially available security has worked. Any suggestions?

I am looking forward to the forum. I am sure it will be enlighteniing and will cover grounds of immediate concern to consumers.

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