Steve SchererSteve Scherer, a Principal Staff Software Engineer at Motorola Inc, will discuss “Mobile Device Embedded Security – History and Current Challenges” as part of the LERSAIS Seminar Series.  This lecture will take place on Friday, November 16, at 2:30 pm in Room 404. A meet-the-speaker coffee will take place at 2:00 pm.

Mr. Scherer will discuss how security should not be viewed as a liability or just a cost of doing business, but rather as an opportunity. He asserts that good security can be a distinguishing asset and competitive advantage. This discussion will focus on the history of security on mobile devices, security policies, and how they are relevant to the financial success to companies like Motorola. Mr. Scherer will specifically focus on lessons Motorola has learned over the years and where the embedded industry is headed. 

Steven Scherer is a Principal Staff Software Engineer within the Mobile Device Business of Motorola. He is Co-Chair of the Security Governance Body of Mobile Devices, which has responsibility for security roadmap creation, security incident handling, as well as product compliance to security roadmap. Steve led the effort to put a process in place within that group to help teams institutionalize security concepts into their day-to-day jobs, and into each phase of the product development lifecycle. He has a Masters in Telecommunications from DePaul University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin -- Madison. He has been with Motorola for 10 years.

For more information about the LERSAIS Seminar Series, please visit http://www.sis.pitt.edu/%7Elersais/