The Complex Web of Mobile Security Risks

VJay Vishwanathan, a Chief Information Security Officer participates in Risk Roundup with Jayshree Pandya to discuss “The Complex Web of Mobile Security Risks”.

 

Overview
Mobile technology, smartphones and related applications are as essential to modern society as air, food and water. Life today would be utterly unthinkable without mobile technology, phone, applications and commerce.

As more and more users and businesses across nations employ smartphones as communication, commerce, healthcare and banking tool, it raises a serious concern about the security and privacy of personal and business information now stored on smartphones.

“Mobile” smartphones and technologies are causing profound changes in the way we communicate, shop, track, direct, market, commerce across nations: its governments, industries, organizations, academia and individuals (NGIOA-I). As a result, “Mobile Security and its vulnerabilities” are rapidly becoming increasingly important in mobile computing.

As the number of mobile users and threats grow at a rapid pace, any smartphone user today is exposed to various security and privacy risks when they use their phone. Amidst that how can the industry assure its users that smartphones are secure?

 


About the Guest
VJay Vishwanathan is a Chief Information Security Officer.

About the Host of Risk Roundup
Jayshree Pandya (née Bhatt) is a visionary leader, who is working passionately with imagination, insight and boldness to achieve “Global Peace through Risk Management”. It is her strong belief that collaboration between and across nations: its government, industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA) will be mutually beneficial to all—for not only in the identification and understanding of critical risks facing one nation, but also for managing the interconnected and interdependent risks facing all nations. She calls on nations to build a shared sense of identity and purpose, for how the NGIOA framework is structured will determine the survival and success of nations in the digital global age. She sees the big picture, thinks strategically and works with the power of intentionality and alignment for a higher purpose—for her eyes are not just on the near at hand but on the future of humanity!
At Risk Group, Jayshree is defining the language of risks and currently developing thought leadership, researching needed practices, tools, framework and systems to manage the “strategic and shared risks” facing nations in a “Global Age”. She believes that cyberspace cannot be secured if NGIOA works in silo within and across its geographical boundaries. As cyber-security requires an integrated NGIOA approach with a common language, she has recently launched “cyber-security risk research center” that will merge the boundaries of “geo-security, cyber-security and space-security”.
Previously, she launched and managed “Risk Management Matters”, an online risk journal and one of the first risk publications, publishing “Industry Risk Reports of Biotechnology, Energy, Healthcare, Nanotechnology, and Natural Disasters” over the course of five years. Jayshree’s inaugural book, “The Global Age: NGIOA @ Risk”, was published by Springer in 2012.

About Risk Roundup

“Risk Roundup” is an “integrated strategic security risk dialogue” for nations: its government,  industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA) in cyberspace, geospace and space (CGS).Risk Roundup is released in both audio and video format and is available for subscription at (Risk Group WebsiteiTunesGoogle PlayStitcher RadioAndroid, and Risk Group Professional Social Media).

About Risk Group
Risk Group believes that risk management, security and peace walk together hand in hand. Though security is related to management of threats and peace to the management of conflict, risk management is related to management of security vulnerabilities as well as management of conflict, and it is not possible to conceive any one of the three without the existence of the other two. All three concepts feed into each other. Risk Group believes that the security we build for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for everyone across nations. Tradition becomes our security-so if we build a culture of managing risks effectively it will lead us to security and security will lead us to peace!

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