Impact of Exploding SMS Spam and Mobile Malware on MNOs Addressed in Sept. 19 Infonetics Webinar

Mobile security experts from Infonetics Research and Cloudmark present text messaging security threat data and trends by region on Sept. 19 in a live webinar for mobile operators. (Graphic: Business Wire)

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CAMPBELL, Calif.--()--Infonetics Research’s Principal Analyst for Security Jeff Wilson is hosting a free, live online event for mobile network operators (MNOs) with mobile security specialist Cloudmark on Thursday, September 19 at 11 a.m. Eastern.

The one-hour interactive webcast, SMS/MMS Security Strategies for Mobile Carriers, takes a look at the impact of short messaging service (SMS, or text messaging) spam on MNOs -- from revenue loss and increased costs to regulatory intervention and brand damage -- and presents solutions for mobile operators seeking to protect their users from spam and malicious messages.

“Users around the globe are seeing huge increases in the volume of SMS spam, and malicious links and content in SMS are becoming more common,” observes Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for security at Infonetics and host of the Sept. 19 mobile security webcast. “Regardless of who the real bad guys are, users will hold their mobile carrier responsible, which is forcing many mobile providers to take action to protect their users and networks.”

Wilson adds: “We forecast the worldwide SMS/MMS security gateway market will skyrocket from $41 million in 2012 to $363 million in 2017, a result of many mobile carriers making their first significant investment in security for SMS and other messaging platforms.”

SEPTEMBER 19 MOBILE SECURITY EVENT AGENDA

  • Detailed analysis of how SMS spam affects MNOs, including revenue loss, brand damage, regulatory intervention, and increased operational costs
  • SMS spam and attack data and trends, including attack types, emerging threats, and geographic variations across the US, UK, India, China, Brazil, Russia, and cross-regional attacks
  • Overview of solutions available to mobile operators looking to protect their users and networks from SMS/MMS spam and malicious messages
  • Case study of the SpamSoldier botnet that has been infecting smartphones since 2012
  • The effects of 4G networks, LTE, and over-the-top (OTT) messengers on MNO security
  • Audience Q&A

Infonetics’ Sept. 19 SMS/MMS Security Strategies for Mobile Carriers webinar is designed for mobile operators in all regions of the world, such as América Móvil, AT&T Mobility, au (KDDI), Bharti Airtel, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, MTN, NTT DOCOMO, Orange, Sistema, Sprint Nextel, Telecom Italia, Telefónica, Telenor, Telkomsel, Verizon Wireless, VimpelCom, Vodafone and any other MNO looking to improve their mobile security stance. Mobile security financial analysts and journalists will also benefit from the live event.

REGISTER TODAY

The event includes 15 minutes of Q&A time for the audience to ask questions and receive live answers from mobile security experts Jeff Wilson and Cloudmark CTO Neil Cook. Learn more and register for the Sept. 19 SMS security event at:
http://w.on24.com/r.htm?e=658465&s=1&k=EF10D327D1BD7192133CEA894DA65C03

The webcast will be available on-demand for 90 days following the live event.

ABOUT INFONETICS

Infonetics Research (www.infonetics.com) is an international market research and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete effectively. View Infonetics’ About Us slides at http://bit.ly/QUrbrV.

Contacts

Infonetics Research
Jeff Wilson, +1-408-583-3337
Principal Analyst, Security
jeff@infonetics.com
Twitter: @securityjeff

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Mobile security stats and an invitation to "SMS/MMS Security Strategies for Mobile Carriers," Infonetics Research's Sept. 19 mobile security webinar led by Principal Analyst - Security Jeff Wilson.

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Contacts

Infonetics Research
Jeff Wilson, +1-408-583-3337
Principal Analyst, Security
jeff@infonetics.com
Twitter: @securityjeff