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As previously announced, technology researchers will join industry representatives to take part in the June 4 Federal Trade Commission forum “Mobile Security: Potential Threats and Solutions.” The forum will address mobile malware, how it spreads, its impact on U.S. consumers, the role of mobile platforms and others in the mobile ecosystem – from chipmakers to app developers – in securing mobile devices and data, and ways that consumers can protect themselves from mobile threats.

The forum will be free and open to the public. It will be held at the FTC Conference Center at 601 New Jersey Avenue, N.W. in Washington, D.C.  A live webcast of the forum will also be available on the forum’s website.


9:00    Opening Remarks
  Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission
9:15 Overview
  Steven M. Bellovin, Chief Technologist, Federal Trade Commission
9:25 Panel 1: Understanding Mobile Malware
  Moderator: Emily Cope Burton, Staff Attorney, FTC Division of Marketing Practices
  Panelists: Gareth Maclachlan, Chief Operating Officer, AdaptiveMobile
Dan Guido, Co-Founder and CEO, Trail of Bits
Omar Khan, Co-CEO, NQ Mobile
Patrick Traynor, Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
10:35   Break
10:55   Panel 2: Building Security into Modern Mobile Platforms   
  Moderator: Nithan Sannappa, Staff Attorney, FTC Division of Privacy and Identity Protection
  Panelists: Pablo Chavez, Director of Public Policy, Google
Michael Coates, Director of Security Assurance, Mozilla Corporation
Dallas De Ately, Senior Manager for Platform Security, Apple
William Enck, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, North Carolina State University
Geir Olsen, Principal Program Manager, Windows Phone Engineering, Microsoft
Adrian Stone, Director of Security Response, Blackberry 
12:15   Lunch
1:30 Speaker        Markus Jakobsson, CTO, Fatskunk  
1:50    Panel 3: Extending Security Throughout the Mobile Ecosystem
  Moderator: Paul Ohm, Senior Policy Advisor, FTC Office of Policy Planning
  Panelists: Alex Gantman, Vice President of Corporate Product Security, Qualcomm
John Marinho, Vice President, Cybersecurity & Technology, CTIA
Jon Oberheide, CTO, Duo Security
Alex Rice, Head of Product Security, Facebook 
3:00    Break
3:15    Panel 4: Solutions for Consumers to Protect Themselves from Mobile Threats 
  Moderator: Colleen Robbins, Chief of Online Threat Initiatives, FTC Division of Marketing Practices
  Panelists: Kayvan Alikhani, CEO, Passban
Jeff Fox, Technology Editor, Consumer Reports
Derek Halliday, Director – Project Management, Lookout
Mikko Hypponen, Chief Research Officer, F-Secure
Markus Jakobsson, CTO, Fatskunk
Terry Shofner, VP Sales America, Yubico
4:30  Closing Remarks
  Charles A. Harwood, Acting Director, FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection

Any updates to the agenda, along with logistical information, can be found on the forum's website.

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Jay Mayfield,
Office of Public Affairs