NTIA Press Releases
For Immediate Release
July 18, 2005
Contact: Clyde Ensslin or Ranjit de Silva

Commerce to Host Wireless Security Forum Wednesday July 20

Assistant Secretary of Commerce Michael D. Gallagher will deliver opening remarks and join other Commerce Department officials in moderating two panel discussions addressing security issues related to new mobile communications technologies including wireless Internet access, “smart” cell phones, and mesh networks. Panelists from the private sector and government will address vulnerabilities as well as a variety of solutions.

WHO: Assistant Secretary of Commerce Michael D. Gallagher
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce John M.R. Kneuer
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Chief Privacy Officer Daniel Caprio
Kathleen Higgins, Director of the Office of Law Enforcement Standards, Commerce’s National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)
WHAT: Public forum on wireless security issues
WHEN: Wednesday July 20
9:00 am: Welcome Remarks by Assistant Secretary Gallagher
9:10 am: Opening Keynote address by John Pescatore of Gartner Research
9:30 am: Panel Discussion: Security Challenges in the New Mobile World
11:15 am: Panel Discussion: Securing Mobile Devices and Networks
WHERE: U.S. Department of Commerce Auditorium
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
(Enter on 14th Street between Pennsylvania and Constitution Aves NW)

More information, including the complete agenda and schedule, is available from the NTIA Web site at www.ntia.doc.gov.

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