Today, the Federal Trade Commission released the agenda and panelists for the public forum it is holding on mobile security, Mobile Security: Potential Threats and Solutions, on June 4, 2013.  The forum will bring together technology researchers, industry members, and academics to explore mobile malware, the security of existing and developing mobile technologies, and the roles various members of the mobile ecosystem can play in protecting consumers from these types of security threats.  As the FTC has highlighted, mobile security is a critical issue of interest – in the FTC’s words, an “apple pie” issue – to businesses and customers alike as the mobile marketplace continues to grow.  The agenda features four panels: (1) Understanding Mobile Malware, (2) Building Security into Modern Mobile Platforms, (3) Extending Security Throughout the Mobile Ecosystem, and (4) Solutions for Consumers to Protect Themselves from Mobile Threats. 

The forum will be held on June 4, 2013, at the FTC Conference Center, 601 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.  The program begins at 9:00 am and will conclude at 4:30 pm.  The workshop is free, open to the public, and no registration is required.  The FTC will also provide a live webcast available at the forum’s website.