Mobile phone security has been a hot topic for debate in recent times. The top mobile manufacturers seem to claim that their mobiles and applications are secure, but recent news on mobile hacking and malware suggest otherwise.
One of the key challenges in mobile security is the diverse platforms and multitude of operating systems (both open and proprietary) in the market. This makes it almost impossible to devise a generic catch-all strategy for mobile application security. Every platform whether it is iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Symbian etc. is unique and requires a specialized treatment.
In this talk, we will demystify mobile and related application security. We will understand the architectures of various mobile operating systems and the native security support provided by the manufacturers and operating system vendors. Then we will look at how hackers have come up with different techniques and tools to break mobile security, and what mobile companies are doing to mitigate these attacks.
Finally, we will look at secure practices for mobile deployment in the Enterprise using policy files and other technology solutions, We will also outline best practices for business users and road warriors, on how to ensure your company data is protected while still continuing to enjoy the flexibility provided by mobile phones.