WSO2 CTO to Present Workshop on Securing Mobile and Internet of Things Devices at GSMA Mobile World Congress 2014

Session will examine best practices for securing mobile and IoT device identity and privacy using Web-based solutions such as OAuth 2.0 and OpenID Connect

Palo Alto, CA – February 20, 2014 – Increasingly, the convergence between traditional mobile devices and a new set of embedded Internet of Things (IoT) devices brings a new set of challenges for ensuring security and privacy. WSO2 Co-founder and CTO Paul Fremantle will address this issue at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in a workshop entitled “GSMA Mobile Identity Workshop: Securing Identity and Privacy Across Both Mobile and IoT Devices.”

The workshop is part of the WIPJAM @ MWC14 developer conference co-presented by WIP and GSMA at the GSMA Mobile World Congress being held February 24-27, 2014 at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain.

Securing Mobile and IoT Devices

The conference workshop will begin by examining the significant challenges around ensuring identity and privacy across mobile and IoT devices. It then will explore the Web-based solutions that have emerged, including OAuth 2.0 and OpenID Connect. Additionally, the session will discuss certain challenges that remain and identify areas where the industry can collaborate to solve them.

The session will be held 3:10 – 3:40 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, in Room 5 – Level 3 at Fira Montjuïc, Hall M5.

About the Presenter

Paul Fremantle is WSO2 co-founder and CTO, and he is co-chair of the OASIS Web Services Reliable eXchange Technical Committee. Recognized by InfoWorld as a Top 25 CTO, he was responsible for simultaneously leading development of the groundbreaking WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus and Apache Synapse ESB. Paul has played a pioneering role in open source development, beginning with the original Apache SOAP project and his role in leading IBM's involvement in the Axis C/C++ project. Paul is a member of the Apache Software Foundation, and he previously served as vice president of the Apache Synapse project.

About GSMA Mobile World Congress 2014

The GSMA Mobile World Congress is one of the leading events for mobile leaders to gather, collaborate and conduct business. The event is a combination of the largest exhibition in the mobile industry and a conference featuring prominent executives representing mobile operators, device manufacturers, technology providers, vendors and content owners from across the world. For more information, visit .

About WSO2

WSO2 is the only company that provides a completely integrated enterprise application platform for enabling a business to build and connect APIs, applications, Web services, iPaaS, PaaS, software as a service and legacy connections without having to write code; using big data and mobile; and fostering reuse through a social enterprise store. Only with WSO2 can enterprises use a family of governed secure solutions built on the same code base to extend their ecosystems across the cloud and on mobile devices to employees, customers and partners in anyway they like. Hundreds of leading enterprise customers across every sector—health, financial, retail, logistics, manufacturing, travel, technology, telecom and more—in every region of the world rely on WSO2’s award-winning, 100% open source platform for their mission-critical applications. To learn more, visit or check out the WSO2 community on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and FriendFeed..