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Cybersecurity .

Every day, we’re investing in people and technologies that help protect our customers and networks from cyber threats. CTIA supports flexible, technology-neutral cybersecurity policies.

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Protecting Wireless Networks and Consumers

Americans' Use of Smartphone Security

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Americans' Use of Smartphone Security

Today, nearly 80% of consumers enable security on their smartphones, an increase of 54% from five years ago.

We know that providing a safe and secure mobile experience is critical. The security of mobile networks has improved with each generation of wireless. As we move towards 5G and the IoT, the industry is—more than ever—building innovative security features into tomorrow’s wireless networks from the beginning.

The entire wireless ecosystem—network operators, device manufacturers, and operating system and application service providers—works together to develop security features for wireless networks and consumers. CTIA’s Cybersecurity Working Group serves as an expert resource to establish these best practices and proactively address tomorrow’s cyber risks.

Wireless customers also play a key role in protecting their data and keeping wireless networks safe. We’re proud of our efforts to educate consumers on the importance of using available security features and following best practices, including adopting passwords and PINs, using anti-virus software, and applying updates and patches when available.

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Remote Locate, Lock, and Erase Smartphone

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Remote Locate, Lock, and Erase Smartphone

60% of Americans report having the ability to remotely locate, lock, and erase their smartphones.

To ensure the wireless ecosystem can innovate as quickly as the cyber threats we face, CTIA advocates for:

Flexible, technology-neutral solutions: Voluntary, industry-led efforts will help the wireless industry identify, mitigate and respond to evolving threats.

A collaborative approach: Creating safe harbors will help government, industry, and other key stakeholders come together to share cyber threat information.

Globally harmonized standards: Federal agencies should work with international counterparts and multilateral organizations on harmonized global standards.

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