CTIA-The Wireless Association Highlights Industry's Cybersecurity Efforts to Protect Consumers from Cyberthreats in the January Edition of "Wonder of Wireless"

Jan 07, 2013, 09:00 ET from CTIA-The Wireless Association

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the constantly changing and complicated cybersecurity landscape, everyone plays a vital role in protecting their personal information. In this month's Wonder of Wireless webcast and on its blog, CTIA-The Wireless Association® shows what the industry is doing to protect its customers and what the government and wireless users should do to combat cyberthreats.

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In the Policy Point, CTIA's Vice President of Technology and Cybersecurity John Marinho explains how the wireless industry is working to protect its customers and networks from cyberthieves. Also included is information on how consumers can protect their personal information from thieves by using passwords and PINs and apps to remotely lock, track and wipe your information.

The Wireless at Work segment revisits Robert Wheeler, Major General, United States Air Force, Deputy CIO for C4 & Information Infrastructure Capabilities, Department of Defense's keynote remarks at MobileCON 2011 where he discussed how the military is working to deploy solutions to protect itself from wireless cyberthreats.

Symantec Chief Technology Officer Stephen Trilling discusses the challenges of securing mobile devices while enterprises are turning to wireless in the Insider Interview. With an understanding of the threat landscape, IT administrators are finding ways to protect corporate data without limiting functionality.

Finally, the students at the University of Maryland in College Park are safer on campus these days thanks to Dr. Ashok Agrawala. In the Wireless Lifesaver segment he describes a virtual campus safety app he created called "Escort-M" that transmits real-time audio, video and location information from a UMD user's wireless device to public safety personnel at the university's Security Operations Center. In essence, it provides students or faculty walking late at night with a virtual personal security guard.

CTIA-The Wireless Association® (www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry's leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.

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