The US government and its comms regulator pursues their international objectives in such a piecemeal fashion that they lack coherence when viewed together.
A majority of telecoms risk professionals are now impatient to meet so they can work together on common problems.
Huawei Chairman Guo Ping made a robust speech at MWC, but the reporting of his words suggests some telecoms journalists have only a tenuous understanding of security risks.
Some previous loose talk about telcos giving their data to government sounds even worse following revelations about the ways data, and people, have been abused in real life.
Fighting organized crime would also be a good goal, not that many will want to talk about that at Mobile World Congress.
Vittorio Colao, Vodafone Group CEO, has been praised for talking about security and privacy during his speech at Mobile World Congress. But did he say enough? And was it undermined by what DT CEO Timotheus Hottges said afterwards?