I wanted to let you know about the mobile security workshop the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is hosting tomorrow, June 4th.  The workshop — “Mobile Security: Potential Threats and Solutions” — will be a live webcast starting at 8:45 a.m.  The workshop runs until 4:40 p.m.

The workshop is devoted to discussing mobile malware from multiple perspectives including:

  • what mobile malware is;
  • how it’s spread;
  • the consumer impact;
  • the role of mobile platforms and others in the mobile ecosystem (e.g., chipmakers; application developers) in helping secure mobile devices; and
  • the ways in which consumers can protect themselves, and their devices.

Information about submitting online questions can be found on the FTC website.  Go to: http://www.ftc.gov and on the home page there is an article titled “How To Submit Your Mobile Security Questions Online During the FTC Workshop.”  In that article, you’ll find links to send questions via FTC’s Twitter account; or on its Facebook page; or via emails.