Major Conference in Israel attracts Representatives of Mobile Security Firms from the Manufacturing, Servicing, and Analysis Arenas
Online PR News – 04-November-2010 – – HERTZLIA, ISRAEL – November 4, 2010, Logtel Ltd. a global Telecom consultancy firm concluded a day-long Mobile Security conference in Israel, Thursday. The conference drew participants from across the Israeli High Tech environments who are involved in analyzing or implementing mobile security strategies. Speakers in the conference included representatives of the leading forces in the world of mobile security, some of which were recently called to alleviate major cyber attacks.
Key presenters from Motorola (NYSE:MOT), Radware (NASDAQ:RDWR), Altal, DroidSecurity and others, shared their solutions to growing global concerns over exposure and risks from malware, vicious worms, viruses and smart intruders. “What we embraced warmly into our lives over the past three years, namely mobility, the app world, and the cloud computing – all turned to be our greatest threat to privacy, data, and even safety” said Dr. Jacques Bensimon, CEO and Founder of Logtel. As for the conference’s topic this year he added - “We strive to share with the public the most concurrent and pressing trends and issues revolving telecom bi-annually, and we identified a growing presence of mobile security threats”.
Several topics discussed in the conference naturally addressed the June 2010 attack of “Stuxnet”, the worm that was discovered to be using propagation vectors like portable memory sticks and was found to be a worm programmed to spy on, and reprogram industrial systems. An estimated 60 percent of the infected computers worldwide were in Iran, suggesting its industrial plants were the target, specifically Iran's nuclear facilities and the Bushehr nuclear power plant.
Opening the conference as key speaker, Mr. Dror Shalev of DroidSecurity termed recent developments or entrance to the “Mobile Sabotage Age”, proving that “Mobile Devices are as bad as their software authors”. Mr. Shalev, a former Checkpoint security architect said “The mobile world is a brand new game with new rules; cheap hardware appliances open a door for the ‘bad guys’ where even SMS (text messages) serve as attack vectors which are 'wormable'”.