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Omar Khan on Security, China and the State of the Mobile Industry (Video)

Omar Khan has seen the mobile device industry from a variety of perspectives, and all that experience tells him that there is a huge need for better security.


Khan, a former Samsung and Motorola executive, served a stint at financial giant Citigroup before taking his current post as co-head of security firm NQ Mobile.

“Think about the types of information we carry — photos, geolocation data, passwords, credit card information,” said Khan. “We have very intimate relationships with our smartphones.”

And individuals and companies need to do a far better job of securing all that information.

During his appearance at D: Dive Into Mobile, Khan talked plenty about security and where NQ Mobile is headed.

And, just as interesting, he offered his take on the overall mobile landscape including competition among Android hardware makers, as well as those such as Firefox and Microsoft that seek to take on Google and Apple.

Here’s the full video of his interview with AllThingsD’s Ina Fried.

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