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How to Prevent Smartphone Theft: July WOW Policy Point

From providing apps that help consumers remotely track, lock and wipe their devices to working with law enforcement to prevent lost or stolen devices from being reactivated, the wireless industry remains committed to protecting consumers and their personal information.

CTIA Announces Wireless Providers Completed Final Deadline to Create a Database for Stolen 4G/LTE Devices

In April 2012, CTIA, FCC and police chiefs from major cities announced a four step plan to help deter smartphone thefts. As each deadline approached, the participating wireless companies met the requirements within the time limit. The final step of the plan, due November 30, 2013, was to create a database for 4G/LTE in the […]

CTIA Statement on the Mobile Device Theft Deterrence Act

Today, Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) introduced the Mobile Device Theft Deterrence Act. Following introduction of the legislation, I said: “CTIA welcomes Senator Schumer’s introduction of the Mobile Device Theft Deterrence Act. Stemming the problem of device theft requires a multi-faceted effort and this bill is a key part of what is necessary. Together with the […]

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 […]

How to Remove your Personal Information on your Cellphone

Recycling or donating your old devices (and accessories) is great, but make sure you first remove all of your personal information. To remove your personal information from your cellphone, CTIA offers these eight simple tips:   To download and print these tips in both English and Spanish: http://ctia.it/10wxCrJ

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