MWC23 Las Vegas – Security Summit

MWC23 Las Vegas – Security Summit

Start: Wednesday 27 September 2023 14:00

End: Wednesday 27 September 2023 17:30

Venue: W220, Level 2, Las Vegas Convention Center, West Hall

Location: Las Vegas

Strengthening Mobile Ecosystem Security

5G promises the potential to deliver transformative next generation services for both consumer and enterprises. Against the backdrop of a challenging cybersecurity landscape, this summit will discuss the significant challenges in delivering a safe trustworthy, and secure 5G experience for both consumers and enterprises.  

This session will be broken down into two parts and will provide perspectives from operators and vendors on the following areas: 

  • Smartphones and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) have transformed the way both consumers and enterprises consume digital services and share information. Handset security is key to both consumers (privacy and services) and enterprises alike. How can consumers make informed handset security choices?
  • Show how security is adding value to the industry and not seen as just a cost, and empowering both end users and enterprises to make better security decisions.
  • Discussion and assessment of the security threats from the last year and predications for the year ahead.

 

Part 1 – Communications and Connected Devices – Cyber Security Challenges and Opportunities

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.

Agenda:

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.

 

Time

Session

Speaker

2.00 PM – 2.05 PM Introduction Alex Leadbeater, Technical Security Director, GSMA
2.05 PM – 2.15 PM Lightning Talk Anders Olof Möller, Senior Security Specialist & Manager for R&D, Global DEKRA Cybersecurity Hub
2.15 PM – 2.45 PM Panel 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.

 

Time

Session

Speaker

2.45 PM – 2.50 PM Introduction Eugene Liderman, Director of Mobile Security Strategy, Google
2.50 PM – 3.00 PM Lightning Talk Eugene Liderman, Director of Mobile Security Strategy, Google
3.00 PM – 3.30 PM Panel 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

Moderators:

Steve Kelly

Chief Trust Officer, Institute for Security + Technology

As Chief Trust Officer, Steve Kelly establishes IST’s efforts to advance the trust, safety, and security of artificial intelligence and helps lead other aspects of the organization’s work. Steve comes to IST after serving on the National Security Council (NSC) staff as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Cybersecurity and Emerging Technology and retiring from the FBI as a supervisory special agent. In his White House role, Steve led national policymaking and advised NSC leadership and the President on matters involving cyber defense, critical infrastructure security and resilience, cyber incident management, and relevant emerging technologies. He served as chair of the U.S. government’s cyber response group, vulnerabilities equities process, the cyber interagency policy committee, and facilitated the successful launch of the U.S. Cyber Trust Mark security labeling program for consumer technology. He previously served on the NSC staff in 2013-2015, during which time he was instrumental in developing Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) 41 on United States Cyber Incident Coordination. Steve joined the FBI as a special agent soon after the 9/11 terrorist attacks and served within the Bureau’s cyber program for nearly 22 years in various field and headquarters roles. These included cybercrime and cyber/counterintelligence investigations, private sector and international engagement, strategy/policy, and leadership. His last FBI role was as Chief of Cyber Policy. While in government service, Steve contributed to numerous reports, plans, and policies—many non-public—which include: U.S. National Cybersecurity Strategy (2023); U.S. Government Cyber Deterrence Playbook (2021); World Economic Forum’s Partnership Against Cybercrime report (2020); Report of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission (2020); Report of the Attorney General’s Cyber-Digital Task Force (2018); U.S. National Cyber Strategy (2017); PPD-41 on United States Cyber Incident Coordination (2016); U.S. Cyber Incident Severity Schema (2015); and the NSTAC’s Report to the President on Information and Communications Technology Mobilization (2014). Prior to his government service, Steve practiced as a registered professional engineer.

Amy Chang

Resident Senior Fellow, Cybersecurity and Emerging Threats, R Street Institute

Amy Chang is a resident senior fellow for Cybersecurity and Emerging Threats at R Street Institute.

Prior to R Street, Amy was an Executive Director for Global Cybersecurity Operations at JPMorgan Chase, where she worked to protect the firm and the financial sector against cyber attacks. She liaised with peer financial institutions, the intelligence community, and government agencies to devise solutions to cyber threat information sharing. She helped develop and implement an intelligence-driven framework for approaching JPMorgan’s cybersecurity defense.

Amy was also formerly the Staff Director of the Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee at the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, where she was responsible for federal oversight and legislation on political, security, and economic issues in the greater Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

She has appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, POLITICO and NPR, among others.

She is a graduate of Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government and Brown University. Amy was also an Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

Speakers:

Alex Leadbeater

Technical Security Director, GSMA

Alex is Technical Security Director at GSMA. Alex has spent over 25 years working across the Communications and Cyber Security industry. Alex specialises in bridging the gaps between communications technology evolution and regulatory requirements (Security, Privacy, Public Safety) placed on the Communications Service Providers.

Alex has been involved in standardisation for 20+ years and currently chairs several industry Cyber Security and Regulatory standards groups. Starting his career in satellite communications, following a Master’s degree in Electronic Engineering from Warwick University. Prior to joining GSMA in Jan 2023, Alex held a range of technical, design and regulatory governance roles for BT Plc.

Anders Olof Möller, PhD

Senior Security Specialist and Manager for R&D, Global DEKRA Cybersecurity Hub

Anders Olof Möller, PhD, is a senior security specialist and manager for R&D within the Global DEKRA Cybersecurity Hub (Málaga, Spain). He has ten years of experience as a security specialist and manager in the Swedish Armed Forces and Swedish National Communication Security Authority. He has a broad expertise in many security topics, especially security evaluation of communication systems and of integrated circuits, side-channel analysis, fault-injection attacks and cryptography. He received a master´s degree in applied physics and electrical engineering from Linköping University, Sweden, during which he spent one year at the Technische Universität München, Germany and one at ETSIT Polytechnical University of Madrid, Spain. He completed his master thesis with honors and received the best student award. After graduating, he continued at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, with a PhD in applied mathematics, specializing in optimization and systems theory with applications in telecommunications.

Brandon Abley

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

Brandon Abley is Director of Technology for NENA: The 9-1-1 Association. In this capacity he works with a community of experts in the development of NENA technical standards and advises, educates and advocates on technical issues for the emergency calling community. He represents the United States, public safety and 9-1-1 with a variety of standards development and advocacy bodies, including ATIS, ETSI, IETF and EENA. Prior to working with NENA, Mr. Abley worked in the public safety communications field as a technology consultant, served as a senior public safety communications official for the state of Minnesota and was a telecommunications specialist for the US National Park Service.

Francine Melendez Hughes

Executive Vice President and General Manager, Levi’s Stadium Operations

Francine Melendez Hughes is in her first season as executive vice president & general manager of Levi’s Stadium. In her role, she is responsible for all aspects of stadium operations at the world-class venue located in Santa Clara, CA. This includes oversight of stadium operations, project management, engineering, grounds, guest services, janitorial, parking, security, transportation, and more. She is the stadium’s main point of contact on all event days.

Prior to joining the 49ers, Hughes served as vice president of real estate and facilities management for Curative, an innovative healthcare services company. There she was responsible for evaluating real estate strategy and securing real estate in response to the organization’s rapid growth, among other operations. She played a crucial role in the acquisition of a prime real estate asset and orchestrated its transformation from traditional office space into a health and wellness facility. Hughes’ tenure at Curative resulted in the company optimizing
operations and achieving significant efficiencies and cost savings.
Hughes also spent time with McCourt LLC (2013-2021) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (2009-2013) overseeing operations. At the Dodgers, she managed the 330-acre Dodger Stadium, gameday employees and multiple third-party services supporting event operations. Hughes was instrumental in spearheading sustainability initiatives spanning energy, water, and recycling. Additionally, she was responsible for overseeing the operational aspects of the team’s spring training facility and Dominican academy. Under her leadership, she successfully orchestrated the repositioning of the academy, implementing significant upgrades and enhancements. During her tenure with McCourt she supported event operations for the LA Marathon, and was charged with management of a world class equestrian operation. Alongside managing the equestrian operation, she routinely conducted risk assessments to ensure the highest operational and safety standards.

Hughes chose to join the 49ers and Levi’s Stadium due to her longstanding passion for sports. She loves the thrill of live entertainment and camaraderie that comes with working in sports. Outside of work, Hughes enjoys supporting her local community by organizing events and volunteering.

Hughes holds a B.S. in Management from the Graziadio business school at Pepperdine University. Originally from New York City, she splits her time between the Bay Area and Southern California where she resides with her mother, husband, son, daughter and grandson.

Phil Carter

RCS Messaging & Ecosystem Partnerships, Google

Phil has worked in the telecommunications industry for more than 25 years. Since joining Google in 2016, he has played a key role in developing the strategy for RCS growth, partner advocacy, and Messages adoption, which has resulted in the creation of an ecosystem of nearly 1 billion users worldwide today. He is now the vice chair of the GSMA’s Global Specification Group, where he focuses on modernizing the RCS specifications to enable privacy, innovation, and simplified interoperability.

Eugene Liderman

Director, Mobile Security Strategy , Google

Eugene Liderman currently serves as the Director of Mobile Security Strategy at Google. In this role, he leads efforts around Android security evangelism, security and privacy standards development, certifications, and other strategic programs. Eugene has over 20 years of experience in the information technology field – with a deep background across mobile security and identity across both enterprise and consumer applications. Before Google, Eugene served as the Director of Product Management at VMWare and Good Technology respectively. Eugene has worked on leading mobile security product offerings throughout his career.

Mike Bergman

Vice President of Technology and Standards, Consumer Technology Association

Mike leads association work on cybersecurity at CTA including the private sector effort towards a U.S. cybersecurity trust mark. He has been in the electronics industry for more than 30 years, in memory chip design, wireless communications and digital multimedia. He has two patents in semiconductor design and has contributed to various industry standards. He is a member of the FCC’s CSRIC VIII and Commerce’s IoT Advisory Board.

Paul Watrobski

IT Security Specialist, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Paul Watrobski is an IT Security Specialist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) where he helped develop the “Profile of the IoT Core Baseline for Consumer IoT Products” among other guidance. Paul is a principal investigator for the “Trusted IoT Device Network-Layer Onboarding and Lifecycle Management” and “Software Supply Chain and DevOps Security Practices” projects at NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), and he previously worked on a project around device intent.

 

Part 2 – Mobile Security Landscape

This session will provide an overview of significant security threats impacting the mobile telecommunications landscape. GSMA and industry experts will give insight to how the mobile ecosystem can build stronger security resilience by discussing key security topics within infiltration, access exploitation and availability compromise. Building on trends since the GSMA’s 5th annual Security Threat Landscape Report launched at MWC Barcelona 2023, the session will highlight the security threats and industry response through industry examples.

Agenda:

Mobile Security Landscape

Industry experts will continue to explore the mobile security landscape, GSMA and industry experts will give insight into how the mobile ecosystem can build stronger security resilience by discussing key security topics within infiltration, access exploitation and availability compromise.
Time Session Speaker
4.00 – 4.05 PM Welcome Alex Leadbeater, Technical Security Director, GSMA
4.05 – 4.15 PM Introduction: The State of the Nation Bob Lyle, Chief Revenue Officer, Cybeats (Ex Chair FASG DSG)
4.15 – 4.30 PM Keynote Presentation Leonid Burakovsky, 5G Security CTO, Palo Alto
4.30 – 4.40 PM Presentation Phil Carter, RCS Messaging & Ecosystem Partnerships, Google
4.40 – 5.25 PM Panel Session Alex Leadbeater, Technical Security Director, GSMA

 

Bob Lyle, Chief Revenue Officer, Cybeats (Ex Chair FASG DSG)

 

Leonid Burakovsky, 5G Security CTO, Palo Alto

 

Cathal McDaid, Chief Technology Officer, ENEA AdaptiveMobile Security

 

Eugene Liderman, Director of Mobile Security Strategy, Google

5.25 -5.30 PM Close Alex Leadbeater, Technical Security Director, GSMA

Moderator:

Alex Leadbeater

Technical Security Director, GSMA

Alex is Technical Security Director at GSMA. Alex has spent over 25 years working across the Communications and Cyber Security industry. Alex specialises in bridging the gaps between communications technology evolution and regulatory requirements (Security, Privacy, Public Safety) placed on the Communications Service Providers.

Alex has been involved in standardisation for 20+ years and currently chairs several industry Cyber Security and Regulatory standards groups. Starting his career in satellite communications, following a Master’s degree in Electronic Engineering from Warwick University. Prior to joining GSMA in Jan 2023, Alex held a range of technical, design and regulatory governance roles for BT Plc.

Speakers:

Bob Lyle

Chief Revenue Officer, Cybeats

For nearly 30 years, Bob has led high-performing sales teams and fast-growing companies in the US and internationally, holding executive leadership positions at cybersecurity and IP Licensing companies. Bob is now CRO at Cybeats, a leading supply chain cybersecurity company that went public last year on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CYBT). Previously, Bob served as SVP at SpyCloud, where he led the company’s business development efforts to engage with key market verticals such as telecommunications, e-commerce, and others. Prior to SpyCloud, Bob co-founded and was CEO of a mobile enterprise cybersecurity startup, Valona Labs, that was acquired in early 2020 by HMD Global (NOKIA Mobile). Bob has also held leadership positions at Motorola, Samsung and Qualcomm. Bob has been the Chair of the Device Security Group (DSG) of the GSMA for the last 5 years, working with mobile device and IoT security issues and standards globally.

Leonid Burakovsky

Vice President, Product Management , Palo Alto Networks

Leonid Burakovsky currently serves as a VP of Product Management at Palo Alto Networks. Leonid pioneered a new area of products to strengthen 4G and 5G security. He is a co-inventor and an author of more than 50 granted 5G/4G security patents and more than 50 pending 5G/4G security patents. Leonid contributed to the Open RAN Policy Coalition ‘Open RAN security in 5G’ WP. He also initiated and led the creation of the new GSMA permanent security reference document, FS.37, which provides recommendations for communication service providers to detect and prevent attacks and security threats against mobile networks, services and applications. Prior to this role, Leonid served as F5 Networks’ Senior Director of Service Provider Solutions and Juniper Networks’ Strategic Alliances CTO. Leonid regularly speaks at industry forums such as Mobile World Congress, IEEE, NGMN, CTIA, Futurecom, BroadbandForum, LTE events, Intel’s Network Builders, to name a few. He has more than 30 years’ industry experience and holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in information systems engineering.

Phil Carter

RCS Messaging & Ecosystem Partnerships, Google

Phil has worked in the telecommunications industry for more than 25 years. Since joining Google in 2016, he has played a key role in developing the strategy for RCS growth, partner advocacy, and Messages adoption, which has resulted in the creation of an ecosystem of nearly 1 billion users worldwide today. He is now the vice chair of the GSMA’s Global Specification Group, where he focuses on modernizing the RCS specifications to enable privacy, innovation, and simplified interoperability.

Cathal McDaid

Chief Technology Officer, Enea AdaptiveMobile Security

Cathal Mc Daid is the CTO at Enea AdaptiveMobile Security. He is one of the world’s foremost experts in mobile network security, and is the author of the GSMA’s signalling security guidelines (FS.11). His research work focuses on security of mobile core network and messaging technologies – including the discovery of the Simjacker vulnerability – as well as the area of nation-state exploitation of mobile core networks.

Eugene Liderman

Director, Mobile Security Strategy , Google

Eugene Liderman currently serves as the Director of Mobile Security Strategy at Google. In this role, he leads efforts around Android security evangelism, security and privacy standards development, certifications, and other strategic programs. Eugene has over 20 years of experience in the information technology field – with a deep background across mobile security and identity across both enterprise and consumer applications. Before Google, Eugene served as the Director of Product Management at VMWare and Good Technology respectively. Eugene has worked on leading mobile security product offerings throughout his career.

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