GSMA Programs

Security Summit - Communications and Connected Devices

Doors Open
1:45 PM

Wed, Sep 27: 2:05 pm - 3:30 pm PDT



W220, Level 2


Session Description

This session is the first of a two-part summit and will provide perspectives from Operators and Vendors on Handset security. As future-looking technologies like AI and 5G are more widely used, mobile ecosystem stakeholders -- industry, academia, policymakers, and consumers -- need to ensure that connected devices are prepared for new cybersecurity challenges and opportunities. We take a holistic look at the current cybersecurity landscape, and explore its strengths, weaknesses, and how cybersecurity can evolve in the immediate term in order to prepare for the long-term.



Better texting experiences for improved public safety 

Basic text messaging has become a key tool for public safety officials, particularly in the United States where it continues to be extremely popular. But, smartphones are now capable of much more than just short messages. With the right investments, interactions with first responders and public safety officials could be vastly improved, and people could get the care and attention they need more effectively. This panel will discuss how emergency services and large event venues leverage texting to keep people safe today, the current shortcomings of the 911 system as it relates to messaging, and the changes to texting that could make the emergency service experience more effective for everyone.



Introduction (2.00 - 2.05 PM)

Alex Leadbeater, Technical Security Director, GSMA



Lightning Talk (2.05 - 2.15 PM)

Anders Olof Möller, Senior Security Specialist & Manager for R&D, Global DEKRA Cybersecurity Hub



Panel: (2.15 - 2.45 PM)

- Steve Kelly, Chief Trust Officer, Institute for Security + Technology

- Brandon Abley, Director of Technology, National Emergency Number Association (The 9-1-1 Association)

- Francine Hughes, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Levi's Stadium Operations

- Phil Carter, RCS Messaging & Ecosystem partnerships, Google



Harmonized standards and regulations: A path toward stronger connected device ecosystem 

Standards and certifications are the foundation of so many connected device experiences, and cybersecurity is no exception. The session will explore some of the top cybersecurity standards for smartphones and IoT devices, how these standards and emerging regulations are shaping the connected device ecosystem, and the roles that industry, academia, government can play to chart a successful path for the future.



Introduction (2.45 - 2.50 PM)

Eugene Liderman, Director of Mobile Security Strategy, Google



Lightning Talk (2.50 - 3.00 PM)

Eugene Liderman, Director of Mobile Security Strategy, Google



Panel: (3.00 - 3.30 PM)

- Amy Chang, Resident Senior Fellow, Cybersecurity and Emerging Threats, R Street Institute

- Alex Leadbeater, Technical Security Director, GSMA

- Mike Bergman, Vice president of technology and standards, Consumer Technology Association

- Paul Watrobski, IT Security Specialist, National Institute of Standards and Technology



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