GSM Security Briefing Webinar: Just How Vulnerable Are Your Cell Phone Calls? ... and What You Need to Do About It

Expert panel discussion hosted by Dr. Larry Ponemon and Cellcrypt

Webinar: 24th February 2010, 11:00 EST / 08:00 PST / 16:00 GMT

Jan 28, 2010, 15:19 ET from Cellcrypt

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellcrypt, the leading provider of secure mobile voice calling, today announced that it is hosting a webinar on mobile phone voice call security moderated by Dr. Larry Ponemon and assembling a panel of experts.

This seminar is in response to recent news (Dec 27, 2009) when researchers announced the codebook that unscrambles GSM calls – used in 80% of cell phones – had been computed and published on the web. Free for any criminal to use, this codebook lowers the cost of cell phone eavesdropping below $10,000.

But recent research shows that while four out of five IT executives think mobile phones are equally/more vulnerable than email, less than 20% of businesses have adequate mobile voice protection in place and regularly discuss sensitive and confidential information on cell phones. This poses a corporate threat to commercial secrets, executive safety, data record breaches and financial transaction confidentiality.

Hosted by the world-renowned security pioneer Dr. Larry Ponemon, this webinar assembles a panel of experts to discuss the key issues of the GSM Cracking threat, the wider implications of cell phone interception and how to cost-effectively implement adequate protection.

Featured Speakers:

  • Dr. Larry Ponemon – Chairman & Founder, Ponemon Institute
  • Patricia Titus – Chief Information Security Officer, Federal Systems, Unisys
  • Dr. Stuart Shapiro – Principal Information Privacy and Security Engineer, The MITRE Corporation
  • David Kuo – Senior Manager, Security & Risk, Accenture
  • Dr Simon Bransfield-Garth, CEO, Cellcrypt

Webinar Details

About Cellcrypt

Cellcrypt is the leading provider of technology to secure mobile voice calls on everyday smartphones. Founded in 2005, Cellcrypt's R&D innovation resulted in Encrypted Mobile Content Protocol (EMCP), an Internet Protocol (IP) based technology that optimises delivery of encrypted data between mobile devices over wireless networks.

Cellcrypt's products are undergoing security certification to the FIPS 140-2 standard approved by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), operate over data-enabled networks including 2G (GPRS/EDGE), 3G (HSPA, CDMA/EV-DO) and Wi-Fi®, and are optimised to run on Nokia® Symbian and BlackBerry® smartphones. Cellcrypt is a BlackBerry Alliance Partner and Inmarsat Connect Partner.

Today, Cellcrypt solutions are used routinely by governments, enterprises and senior-level executives worldwide. Cellcrypt is a privately-held, venture-backed company with headquarters in London, UK and offices in USA and Middle East.

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About the Ponemon Institute

The Ponemon Institute© is dedicated to advancing responsible information and privacy management practices in business and government. To achieve this objective, the Institute conducts independent research, educates leaders from the private and public sectors and verifies the privacy and data protection practices of organizations in a variety of industries.

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