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John Marinho

John joined CTIA as its Vice President of Technology and Cybersecurity in March 2012. Marinho’s key responsibilities in the created role includes leading CTIA’s efforts to help the wireless industry secure its networks and devices against cybersecurity threats and educating policymakers on emerging technologies while advocating for sensible and practical regulations that do not impose unintended consequences. He will also serve as CTIA’s primary liaison with government agencies on cybersecurity issues.

Marinho previously served as Director for Mobility Solutions at Dell, where he defined the end-to-end mobility solution for enterprise customers and certified the first secure Android implementation for the U.S. Department of Defense. Prior to Dell, Marinho held positions in Strategic Marketing, Product Management and Government Affairs at Alcatel-Lucent. During his tenure at Alcatel-Lucent/Bell Labs he deployed the first wireless broadband 700MHz Public Safety system in Washington, D.C., and implemented numerous commercial wireless broadband networks for carriers around the globe. He also worked at ITT and Canadian Marconi.

He holds the Bell Labs President’s award for innovation and was awarded several Bell Labs patents in the field of wireless network optimization, network design and RF technology. Marinho is also the retired Chairman of the TIA TR45 Standards Committee that is responsible for wireless technology standards. He is the recipient of the CTIA and TIA Industry Service Award for his efforts in setting wireless industry standards. Marinho has a MBA from Rutgers Graduate School of Management and graduated cum laude from New Jersey Institute of Technology in electrical engineering.

CTIA Statement on the Mobile Device Theft Prevention Working Group Recommendations

After the Mobile Device Theft Prevention Working Group issued recommendations, I said: “CTIA and the wireless industry remain committed to educating consumers about how to protect their mobile devices and personal information in the event their device is lost or stolen. As part of our ongoing commitment, CTIA and many of our members were leaders on […]

CTIA Statement After the CSRIC Working Group IV’s Released Its Cybersecurity Report

After the Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) released its report on cybersecurity, I said: “CTIA and its members were key participants in this group that worked with others across the telecom and tech sectors to meet the challenge posed by the Presidential Executive Order and the FCC. Today’s report offers the most comprehensive application […]

How to Maximize Your Wireless Device’s Battery Life

Mobile device battery life remains one of the key areas of industry innovation and differentiation. Many consumer studies demonstrated its importance, particularly given the ever increasing diversity of capabilities that smartphones offer today. Displays have grown in size from small alphanumeric feature phones to phablets that may be used to watch YouTube videos and surf […]

MobileCON 2013: Cybersecurity Summit

You know you need to protect your company and employees from cyberthreats, but do you know how to do this? That’s why you need to attend MobileCON 2013 in San Jose, CA October 16-18. You’ll have numerous opportunities to network and get actionable information throughout the show, including the two day CTIA Cybersecurity Summit: Threading […]

Unlocked Devices: The Technological Realities

We’ve already addressed the topic of unlocking devices in FCC filings (such as this one) and blog posts, including this one that offers a list of unlocked devices available today. But as an engineer who has dealt with these issues at Bell Labs from the industry’s early days, I felt it was important that I […]

What is Malware & Tips on How to Protect Your Cellphone

Wireless devices are integral throughout our day, so it’s no wonder the personal information they hold means thieves are feverishly working to steal them and the data.  These cyberthieves are developing ‘malware’ through apps and other forms of malicious code to take the user’s information and money. According to a recent article, researchers were able […]

Survey on Employee and IT Department Attitudes & Actions on BYOD

Today, we released the results of a survey of 250 IT professionals and 1,000 full-time employed mobile device users that compares attitudes about BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and security. Here are some of the highlights: Some IT professionals are unaware of how many employees are accessing company information on the wireless device 60 percent […]

Survey on Consumer Attitudes toward Mobile Cybersecurity

This morning we released the results of the CTIA cybersecurity consumer research survey with more than 1,500 wireless consumers on keeping their wireless devices secure. Here are some of the highlights: Consumers understand the dangers and take responsibility for their device’s security. 85 percent believe mobile devices are very to somewhat vulnerable 74 percent say […]