Mobile Privacy in 2025

Thursday, September 21, 2017

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

60 minutes, including Q&A

Mobile Privacy in 2025 by Rajas Save
Mobile Privacy in 2025 by Ravishankar Borgaonkar

The success of smartphones and cellular network technologies (2G to 4G) not only brings widespread benefits to people around the world, but also creates new challenges regarding security and privacy of user's personal information. Also, no surprise that the Internet of Things and upcoming self-driving cars have to be relied on these cellular network technologies. Relatively few of recent research reports unsecure cellular network technologies as an additional threat vector to user's privacy. In 2025, will the privacy threats in new cellular network technologies (for example 5G Internet with a speed of 10 Gbps) be contained, or will they overwhelm with new risks?

We will consider some of the possible future scenarios and the possible professional responses to these. As everybody carries at least one device connected to cellular network 24 hours a day, it is clear that some profound improvement is needed; but is effort best focused on privacy engineering, design, standards, national regulations, end users awareness, or all of these? We will shed some lights over what can be achieved to protect your mobile privacy in 2025.

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Ravishankar Borgaonkar

Ravishankar Borgaonkar works as a research fellow at University of Oxford and undertakes research in securing next (5th) generation mobile networks. His primary research themes are related to mobile telecommunication and involved security threats. This ranges from 2G/3G/4G network security to end-user device security.

Sponsor Presenters:

Christopher Elisan

Christopher Elisan, Principal Malware Scientist at RSA, is a seasoned reverse engineer, malware researcher, and a published author. He speaks at conferences around the world and frequently provides expert opinion about malware, botnets and advance persistent threats for leading industry and mainstream publications. Elisan's published works include Hacking Exposed: Malware and Rootkits 2ed.

Rajas Save

Rajas Save, Security Analyst at RSA, is an expert security analyst and a penetration testing enthusiast. His extensive experience in the computer and network security industry includes work in the fields of malware analysis and research, sandboxing and incident response. Rajas was a member of the Network Security Operation Center (NOC/SOC) team for BlackHat2017 and for RSAConference2017. He has a Master of Science in Computer Engineering – Cyber Security from Syracuse University. 

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