Securing the future of
mobile services

Secure Authentication for Mobile Internet Services Webinar

The webinar is now finished however you can still watch the Webinar.

To ask questions or continue the discussion join the SIMalliance Network Group on Secure Authentication.

You can also download the white paper and the presentation ‘Secure Authentication for Mobile Internet Services – Critical Considerations V1

Dear Colleague,

While the sources vary, the message is clear; attacks on mobile internet devices and connected smartphones are rising rapidly. McAfee Labs released a report in September 2011 highlighting a 76% jump in malware targeting Android devices in the previous quarter alone. Similarly, IBM’s X-Force research group commented that while the number of known vulnerabilities in mobile operating systems only increased incrementally between 2010 and 2011, the number of exploits based on these flaws will likely double; leading to sensational headlines such as ‘2011: The Year of the Mobile Security Breach’ and ‘Mobile Security Breaches Inevitable’.

While calmer heads prevail, there is little doubt that the mobile threat level has been on a steady incline for a decade, and has recently exploded in line with the growing market penetration of internet connected smartphones and tablets.

And with these new enabling devices have come a myriad of applications for whom security is paramount – from mobile wallet and NFC payment through to the growth in mobile healthcare applications.

But it isn’t just these ‘usual suspect’ applications that are causing concern. Security is now a major issue for consumers when selecting applications and services across the board – from video and photo sharing to messaging and business apps. Indeed, according to a poll by ThreatMetrix and the Ponemon Institute, 85% of consumers are overwhelmingly dissatisfied with the level of protection online businesses are providing to stop fraudsters.

The question is whether current levels of protection are capable of securing today and tomorrow’s mobile devices and applications – and the message seems to be ‘no’.

In this webinar Nikola Mamuzic, SIMalliance Member, Mobile Internet Security Workgroup and Frank Schaefer, Chairman of the SIMalliance Mobile Open API Workgroup moderated by by Chris Gent, Slingshot Communications look into mobile internet security in some detail, analyse existing authentication methods and asks whether it is time for widespread adoption of the Secure Element within the mobile community.

After the webinar, we advise you to join the SIMalliance Secure Authentication Network Group to continue the discussion or ask questions. Our experts will answer those.

We are looking forward to having you,
Best regards

The SIMalliance Team