March 2013 - Mastering the Mobile Security Landscape


The threat landscape of mobile security is moving at a very rapid pace and deserves to be investigated and presented in a way that is useful for IT managers, staff, and security engineers. In the talk, Neohapsis will discuss the current state of mobile technology, the threats that it presents, and some of the solutions used to use to implement mobile technology in a secure fashion.

Not only do mobile devices present a unique set of risks for your enterprise, but mobile applications that your employees run or develop can also present opportunities for attackers. We will discuss the methods that attackers use against mobile devices and present solutions that can be used to limit the impact of such attacks.

To further combat these threats, companies are implementing tools such as mobile device management (MDM) to better secure their mobile enterprise. We will look at how MDM can be a helpful solution, but also address some pitfalls associated with MDM and why MDM is not a foolproof technology.

Those who attend this talk will have a clearer understanding of the mobile threat landscape, what attackers are doing, and how we can better secure the mobile enterprise to mitigate these attacks.


Scott Behrens, Senior Security Consultant at Neohapsis
Jon Janego, Senior Security Consultant at Neohapsis

Scott Behrens is currently a Senior Security Consultant at Neohapsis and an adjunct professor at DePaul University. An avid coder and researcher, he has contributed to a number of open source tools for both attack and defense and has published a number of security white papers for Information Week. In addition, he has presented security research at DEF CON, DerbyCon, Security Forum Hagenberg, and Security B-sides Chicago.

Jon Janego is a Senior Security Consultant at Neohapsis, focused on network and application penetration testing, security program and technology assessment, and PCI compliance assessments. Jon has worked throughout several major vertical markets, including finance and online retail.