2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Mobile Security & the Future of the App Economy

#sxsw #MobSec


Ongoing revelations about NSA surveillance have heightened awareness about the security vulnerabilities in our mobile devices. Most consumers don’t know how their favorite devices work and are inclined to fear the worst in today’s environment.

Even if you believe your apps are secure, the time has to come for a discussion about what steps have been taken to protect user data.

Our panelists will delve into the issues of app safety, cybersecurity, and IP law to highlight areas of concern and how they impact the app ecosystem at large.



Jaclyn Louis

Legislative Dir & Counsel

Congressman Tom Marino

Jaclyn S. Louis serves as Legislative Director & Counsel to Congressman Tom Marino, of the 10th District of Pennsylvania. Congressman Marino is the Vice-Chairman of the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet on the Judiciary Committee and also serves on the Foreign Affairs and Homeland Security Committees. Ms. Louis advises the Congressman on all legislation and policy activity with a focus on intellectual property, technology, and entrepreneur policy issues. Prior to this, Ms. Louis served as the Senior Legislative Assistant to Congressman Steve Chabot of Ohio. Ms. Louis earned her J.D. in 2010 from Capital University Law School, and her B.A. in 2007 from The Ohio State University. She is admitted to practice in Ohio.


Jonathan Godfrey

Dir of Communications

Association for Competitive Technology

Jonathan identifies and drives communications strategy educating the press, public, and policymakers about the app market’s revolutionary impact on the software industry, job creation, and small business innovation. His areas of focus include promoting privacy transparency to build trusted relationships between app developers and users; highlighting the urgency to improve STEM education; expanding opportunities for mobile developers; protecting innovation for small business entrepreneurs; and preserving marketplace flexibility.


Sonny Sinha

Sr Advisor - Cybersecurity

Dept of Homeland Security

With more than a decade of combined experience as a leadership staffer on Capitol Hill in the U.S. House and the Senate, Sonny was called upon by the administration to serve as a senior level political appointee with the Department of Homeland Security in the Office of the Undersecretary dealing with matters pertaining to cyber security. Sonny helps the Department’s leadership navigate Cybersecurity proposals in congress, and helps DHS work with the administration in establishing policies for a safe and secure Internet as it evolves in becoming an ecosystem of people and things in order to protect privacy and ensure a secure transactional environment where innovation can continue to grow.

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