Do Verizon and AT&T crimp mobile security?

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Ellen Messmer


BANGALORE, INDIA: Do wireless service giants such as AT&T and Verizon wield their power to effectively stand in the way of mobile-device security?

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Lively commentary on that topic came during the RSA Conference here this week as Ed Amoroso, chief security officer at AT&T, Ian Robertson, RIM director security, and Alex Stamos, partner at security firm iSec, shared a discussion panel moderated by Lookout CEO John Hering. There was a candid willingness to acknowledge that the current world, where mobile devices are tightly bound to wireless telecom provider networks, may not be the best in terms of tackling security issues that are expected to accelerate over the years.

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