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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.

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 […]

Consumer Choice, Apps and Virtualization Present Challenges to Cybersecurity

This morning, CTIA’s Cybersecurity Working Group released, “Today’s Mobile Cybersecurity: Industry Megatrends & Consumers,” its third white paper, which explores how mobile cybersecurity is affected when consumers have more choices, especially considering apps, and companies move their business online. The three megatrends explored in the white paper are: Mobile – The wireless ecosystem has exploded […]

Why the U.S. Has One of the Lowest Malware Infection Rates

As wireless devices become more innovative, they also become more attractive targets to cyberthieves. Due to the U.S. wireless industry’s continued investment in smart and innovative solutions and vigilance in identifying potential threats, the U.S. has one of the lowest device infection rates in the world, between 0.2 and 2 percent. Other countries are not […]