March 1:

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Detail Plans for ‘Next-Generation Mobile Authentication Platform’

AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile announced a team-up with the mission of developing a mobile authentication solution for both businesses and consumers.

March 5:

LTE security flaws could be used for spying, spreading chaos

The security of 4G LTE networks is largely based on obscurity […]

In one case, the Purdue and Iowa researchers found that a carrier didn’t encrypt “control plane” messages at all, meaning an attacker could even eavesdrop on SMS messages and other sensitive data.

And we’re meant to give them more security-critical responsibilities?