New Threats, New Opportunities

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 • London, UK

  • "Light Reading's Mobile Network Security conference provided a valuable working forum to discuss critical issues. It stands apart from other more sterilized events."

    - Dr. Ed Amoroso, SVP and Chief Security Officer, AT&T Services, Inc.

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About the Event

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Following on from two successful events in the United States, this first Light Reading conference on Mobile Network Security in Europe will again focus on the key role of the network in safeguarding the mobile carrier's network assets while protecting its customers from security attacks. The conference will also consider the case for distributing and coordinating security strategies across the end-user device, the mobile network, and the cloud as carriers look to prevent attackers from triggering outages and degradations or from stealing sensitive customer information.

Carrier keynotes, Heavy Reading research, vendor perspectives, and panel discussions will address incidents of different attack types and how mobile carriers are protecting against them. They will explore the vulnerabilities of established protocols, as well as new mobile network interfaces, and the strong case for investing in network security — not just as a means of protecting traditional revenue, but also as a positive enabler and differentiator for capturing the promise of brand new business models in the LTE-driven mobile broadband era.

 

Why You Should Attend

  • Security was once the preserve of a handful of security specialists. In the transition to the all-IP mobile network, security starts to impinge on most, if not all, roles within the operator.
  • Understand the different threats that the mobile network is subject to.
  • Learn about the balance that the mobile operators see between their responsibility to protect the end users and the end users' responsibility to protect themselves.
  • Understand the respective cases for deploying threat protection in the device, in the mobile network, and in the cloud.
  • Explore the extent to which the operators view security as a revenue opportunity rather than just a cost.
  • Learn how much the security calculus alters in the evolution from 3G to LTE.
  • Discuss how virtualization creates both new threats and new opportunities for the mobile operator from a security standpoint.
 

Who Should Attend

  • Mobile operator personnel in operational, planning, sales, and marketing as well as security roles.
  • Security experts throughout the fixed carrier, ISP, and mobile operator communities.
  • Participants throughout the mobile security ecosystem.
  • Industry and financial analysts.
  • Industry financial and marketing consultants.
 
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Schedule

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This Agenda is subject to change.

 
8:30 – 9:00
Registration & Breakfast
 
 
9:00 – 9:30
Speaker
Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
Heavy Reading's Perspective On Mobile Network Security

Patrick Donegan, Heavy Reading Senior Analyst, will share Heavy Reading's perspective on the evolving mobile network security landscape, focusing on how operators are coping with today's threat levels and what they need to do to stay ahead of attackers.

 
 
9:30 – 10:10
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Director of Technical Security, EE
Mobile Carrier Keynote: Everything Everywhere

Peter Erceg, EE's Director of Technical Security, will share the company's perspectives on securing the mobile network.

 
 
10:10 – 10:40
Keynote
 
 
10:40 – 11:00
Coffee Break
 
 
11:00 – 11:15
Speaker
Consulting Systems Engineer for EMEA, Infoblox
PRESENTATION BY INFOBLOX

The Infoblox presentation will discuss the nature and frequency of attacks that mobile operators are experiencing on their network infrastructure, including an area of critical exposure – the DNS infrastructure. We will also discuss how operators are currently dealing with these threats and will showcase new ways to harden the DNS infrastructure against attacks of all kinds.

 
 
11:20 – 12:10
Moderator
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Panel: Leveraging The Network For Security In The LTE Era

Mobile operators were dealing with the impact of smartphone malware, IP backhaul, DDoS attacks, messaging spam, and encryption vulnerabilities before the first LTE services were ever launched. So to what extent is LTE just enabling more of what's gone before? And to what extent does LTE materially alter the security calculus from an operator's perspective and the network investment strategies that need to support that?

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Neil Cook, CTO, Cloudmark
 
 
12:10 – 12:35
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Director, Azenby Ltd.
Charles Brookson, Azenby Ltd.

Charles Brookson has been heavily involved in defined security standards for 3GPP from the very first days of GSM up until the present day. He will provide an update on the performance of the 2G, 3G, and LTE air interface encryption algorithms and address the options provided by 3GPP for securing the S1 and X2 interfaces in LTE.

 
 
12:35 – 12:50
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Joint EMEA Product Manager, Symantec Enterprise Mobility Solutions
Platinum Sponsor Presentation: Protecting the Mobile Network From the Application Perspective

Malicious apps can have a huge impact on the quality and security of the mobile network. This session discusses how mobile operators can build a mobile analytics dashboard to get informed about the status of the apps on mobile devices in their network. Also, learn how mobile operators can deliver mobile apps security for their customers and even provide this as a service to generate additional revenue.

 
 
12:50 – 1:50
Lunch & Tabletop Displays
 
 
1:50 – 2:15
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IoT Cloud Architect, Telenor Connexion
Delivering End-to-End Security in Emerging M2M Business Models

From an end-to-end solution and connectivity provider perspective, providing basic connectivity with basic 3GPP security is just scratching the surface of the M2M market opportunity. Mr Wittfeldt will share how Telenor Connexion is driving new M2M value propositions to enterprises, using security as a differentiator to drive new revenues.

 
 
2:15 – 2:45
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Chief Security Officer, AT&T
Mobile Security is Virtualized Security

Mobile security threats are growing in sophistication and volume for both businesses and consumers. Having presented live at our New York conference last December, Mr. Amoroso will address our London audience via videoconference, sharing some of his leading-edge thinking on evolving mobile network security issues.

 
 
2:45 – 3:45
Moderator
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Panel: Protecting Mobile Subscribers From Malware

Malware can find its way onto 3G and 4G-enabled devices via any number of bearers. And it can have any number of different impacts either on the performance of the mobile network or the experience of the mobile user. This panel will consider recent trends in mobile malware, and will debate best-practice regarding whether malware protection is best supported in the end user device, the mobile network, or the cloud.

 
 
3:45 – 4:00
Coffee Break
 
 
4:00 – 4:35
Speaker
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Mobile Carrier Afternoon Keynote: TBC

A leading mobile carrier will share the company's perspectives on securing the mobile network.

 
 
4:35 – 4:50
PRESENTATION BY STOKE
 
 
4:50 – 5:15
Speaker
ETSI NFV Security Expert Group
Network Functions Virtualization: Standards For Doing It Securely

There's a lot of industry discussion around NFV and the opportunities it promises mobile operators and other service providers. This presentation will discuss the work of the ESTI Security Experts Group in devising a security reference framework for NFV; working with multiple standards bodies to develop standards for generic NFV security issues; and identifying potential new security threats that may be unique to the NFV environment.

 
 
5:15 – 5:30
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Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
Wrap-up: Conference Chairman, Patrick Donegan

Conference Chairman Patrick Donegan will summarize key take-aways from the day's sessions.

 
 
5:30 – 6:30
Cocktails
 
 
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Speakers & Moderators

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Moderators


Gabriel Brown
Gabriel Brown
Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
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Patrick Donegan
Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading

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Dr. Edward G. Amoroso
Chief Security Officer, AT&T
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Charles Brookson
Azenby Ltd
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Nic Burkinshaw
Joint EMEA Product Manager, Symantec Enterprise Mobility Solutions
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Mike Bursell
ETSI NFV Security Expert Group

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Neil Cook
CTO, Cloudmark
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Peter Erceg
Director of Enterprise Architecture, Integration and Security, EE

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Dilip Pillaipakam
Vice President, Product Management and Marketing, Stoke
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Anders Wittfeldt
IoT Cloud Architect, Telenor Connexion
 
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Venue & Hotel Information

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Hotel Thistle

Event venue & Room Block: The Thistle Marble Arch

Bryanston Street, London, W1H 7EH
Phone   0871 977 2299 (From the UK)
Phone   +44 845 073 7154 (International)

For the event, we are able to offer a group rate of £199 per night, please call the numbers listed above or email groupsales.@thistle.co.uk and always mention LIGHTREAD200514 to receive the group rate. The group rate is available until March 31, 2014 and subject to availability— book today!

 
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