|[October 17, 2013]
Howard A. Schmidt to Keynote Amphion Forum in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
Mocana (News - Alert), the device security leader, announced that Howard A. Schmidt,
the former Cybersecurity Coordinator and Special Assistant to the
President, will be the keynote speaker at the Amphion Forum coming to
San Francisco December 12-13th. In addition to Dr. Schmidt, the Amphion
Forum will also feature addresses from Anthony Reynolds, senior vice
president for worldwide mobile solutions at SAP, and Tyler Shields,
senior analyst at Forrester (News - Alert) Research.
The fast-growing event is being hosted by Mocana and presented by SAP,
Intel, Forrester Research and Codenomicon. The theme of this year's
conference will be "Big Ideas from the Intersection of Security,
Mobility and the Internet of Things." Other Amphion Forum sponsors
include Security Innovation Network (SINET), Appthority and Secure
Howard A. Schmidt's distinguished career in defense, law enforcement and
corporate security spans more than 40 years, and his keynote promises to
offer unique perspectives on the challenges that lie ahead in securing
mobility and the Internet of Things.
"The Amphion Forum attracts security experts from a broad range of
industries, working together to address the serious and growing mobile
and device security threats to business, critical infrastructure and
national security," said Kurt Stammberger, CISSP, chair of the Amphion
Forum. "Dr. Schmidt understands both the technological and political
dimensions of these issues, and we are excited to have him addressing
our Forum participants."
One of Schmidt's leading policy objectives while at the White House was
the development of a National Strategy for Trusted Identities in
Cyberspace (NSTIC), which sought to enable private industry to create a
more robust electronic identification schema for use online, similar to
the way that many businesses today rely on the combination of driver's
licenses and credit cards to authenticate identities in physical space.
In addition to his extensive public service, Schmidt has an active
career in private industry and is a partner with Tom Ridge in Ridge
Schmidt Cyber LLC, a consultancy in the field of cybersecurity. He also
serves as board chairman of Amphion Forum sponsor Codenomicon (News - Alert), a company
that develops robustness testing tools for manufacturers, service
providers, government/defense and enterprise customers.
The Amphion Forum will also present a number of additional presentations
and moderated panel discussions during the two-day event, with speakers
from Bluebox, Bromium, Applied Control Solutions, Appthority, Mocana,
Atimi, YarcData and other security technology innovators.
Registration for Amphion Forum 2013 is now open. Accredited analysts and
media who use promo code AMP-PR at www.amphionforum.com
can register for free.
About the Amphion Forum
The Amphion Forum is an open, vendor-neutral and cross-disciplinary
event focused on exploring the most compelling ideas in mobile security
to help organizations realize the potential of the extended enterprise
and the Internet of Things. For more information, visit amphionforum.com.
Mocana unlocks the extended mobile enterprise and simplifies wide-scale
deployments by securing apps automatically, in seconds. The company's
Mobile Application Protection (MAP™) app-shielding solution, distributed
globally by SAP (News - Alert), mitigates the complexities of mobile management, while
freeing developers from tedious and expensive security coding. Launched
in 2004, and recognized by the World Economic Forum as a 2012 Technology
Pioneer, Mocana is the app security expert, with deep expertise born
from a decade of experience securing mission- and life-critical embedded
devices across the Internet of Things: from mobile handsets to medical
devices to aerospace and defense; and from datacom to retail POS to
smart grid and industrial automation. More information is available at www.mocana.com.
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