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Mocana Senior Analyst Robert Vamosi to Be Featured at Chicago Ideas Week
[October 14, 2013]

Mocana Senior Analyst Robert Vamosi to Be Featured at Chicago Ideas Week

SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--

Mocana (News - Alert), the device security leader, today announced that Senior Analyst Robert Vamosi, CISSP, will be featured along with several other notables in a panel discussion, "Privacy: How Safe Are You?", which will focus on hacking, surveillance and cyber security in a constantly evolving digital landscape. Vamosi will cite, among other examples, smart meters which transmit details about our personal behavior - such as when we're home and when we're not - as potential future targets for criminals. The talk is part of the upcoming Chicago Ideas Week (CIW), a premier annual gathering of global thought leaders being held October 14 - 20 at various locations throughout Chicago.

The privacy panel takes place on Wednesday, October 16, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art, which is located at 220 East Chicago Avenue.

In addition to being a senior analyst for Mocana, Robert Vamosi is the author of When Gadgets Betray Us: The Dark Side of our Infatuation With New Technologies, a bestselling book that looks at the security consequences of digital convenience in the modern world, from electronic gadgets in cars to implanted medical devices. Vamosi has more than a dozen years of security journalism experience, writing for national outlets such as ZDNet, CNET CBS News, PC World and Forbes. He also worked as a financial services industry analyst specializing in security, risk management and fraud.

Vamosi is also program chair of this year's Amphion Forum, an open, vendor-neutral and cross-disciplinary event focused on exploring the most compelling ideas in mobile security to help organizations realize the potential of the extended enterprise and the Internet of Things. Amphion Forum comes to San Francisco on December 12th and 13th. For more information, visit

Chicago Ideas Week (CIW) is a premier annual gathering of global thought leaders and passionate participants created to help great ideas become reality. It's a platform for innovators, thinkers, doers and interested citizens from across Chicago and the world. CIW's goal is to stimulate new initiatives and ventures, create new connections and collaborations and establish a community of people with the desire to achieve great things.

About Mocana

Mocana unlocks the extended enterprise and simplifies wide-scale mobile deployments by securing apps automatically, in seconds. The company's Mobile Application Protection (MAP) app-shielding solution, distributed globally by SAP (News - Alert), mitigates the complexities of mobile management, while freeing developers from security coding. Launched in 2004 and recognized as a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, Mocana is the app security expert, with deep expertise born from a decade of experience securing mission- and life-critical embedded devices across the Internet of Things: from mobile handsets to medical devices to aerospace and defense; from datacom to retail POS to smart grid and industrial automation. More information is available at

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