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Former CIA Director Hayden To Keynote New Mobile Security Event In Washington

Amphion Forum seeks to draw attention to persistent mobile vulnerabilities and device security problems
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 2, 2012 - Mocana, a leader in device and mobile security, today announced the opening of registration for the Amphion Forum slated for June 27th 2012 in Washington, D.C. An extensive lineup of luminaries and iconoclasts will participate in the event which seeks to draw attention to persistent mobile vulnerabilities and device security problems which continue to threaten critical infrastructure and national security. Registration is now open at amphionforum.com. A reduced, early-bird registration fee of just $99 is available until May 11, after which the price increases to $299.

"We live in a world where connected devices outnumber PCs by at least five to one, and that gap is rapidly widening. Yet virtually all of these devices are fielded with less security than a home PC," said Adrian Turner, CEO at Mocana. "Our industry needs to work together to set an agenda to fix this, and the Amphion Forum is the only event that brings together the experts from the different industries that all have different pieces of the puzzle. We need to get this done before it's too late."

The Amphion Forum brings together thought leaders from academia, business, government and technology to discuss the threats and opportunities presented by the unprecedented proliferation of connected devices - the 'Internet of Things'. After an opening statement by Adrian Turner, CEO at Mocana to welcome forum attendees, the event will kick off with a keynote address by General Michael V. Hayden (ret'd), the former director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.

Among the other notables speaking at the event will be Ira Winkler, chief security strategist at Codenomicon, who will present, "Driving Them to the Brink - Fuzz Testing Devices to Uncover Security Flaws;" Ben Jun, CTO at Cryptography Research, who will present, "Stealing Keys from Devices with Differential Power Analysis;" Mike Siegel, vice president of products at Mocana, who will present, "Securing the Mobile Enterprise: The App is the New Endpoint;" and Bill Seibel, CEO at Mobiquity, who will present, "End-to-End Security Strategies for New Devices." The full agenda is available online at http://www.responsetrack.net/lnk/com/1hg4c/?18OWQ0092E2 Amphion Forum will also present a number of moderated panel discussions. Robert Rodriguez, executive director of Security Innovation Network, will moderate, "What are Thought Leaders Doing Differently to Address the Device/App Security Space?," while Dr. Dale Nordenberg, executive director of MDISS Consortium, will moderate, "Medical Device Hacking Update."

The afternoon forum agenda comprises four technology tracks featuring seventeen presentations by thought leaders from a number of leading technology companies.

The Amphion Forum is produced by Mocana, and was founded to provide a medium for stakeholders in the smart device economy to share solutions and forge a clear direction for the future of the Internet of Things. Event organizers hope that by fostering a World Economic Forum-type environment, where big thinkers can share ideas for some of the most pressing issues facing the global device infrastructure, safer medical electronics, increased energy security and more secure industrial automation. For more information on the Amphion Forum, please visit http://www.responsetrack.net/lnk/mocana/1hf45/?18OWQ0092E2.

Launched in 2004 and recognized by the World Economic Forum as a 2012 Technology Pioneer, Mocana provides the only device-independent security platform that secures all aspects of mobile and smart connected devices, as well as the apps and services that run on them. Mocana's solutions dramatically increase confidence and compliance for the enterprise, OEMs, service providers and their customers. Millions of people use products sold by the more than 200 companies that rely on Mocana's solutions, including Cisco, Honeywell, Dell GE and General Dynamics, as well as four of the top five Android handset makers. For more information, visit http://www.responsetrack.net/lnk/mocana/1hf45/?18OWQ0092E2.

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