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Scottsdale 2018

Scottsdale, AZ | Mon, Feb 5 - Sat, Feb 10, 2018
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Mobile Application Assessment

  • Chris Crowley
  • Thursday, February 8th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm

Mobile devices are ubiquitous. The variety of mobile applications present on these devices is incredible, with both the Google Play market and Apple App store offering over two million applications each. While each app store has vetting of applications to help to protect consumers, there have been overtly malicious applications in the stores, as well as applications which exhibit less desirable behavior.

In this talk we'll explore the SANS Top 8 mobile steps. One of which is performing application assessments. We discuss a methodology taught in SEC575, the application report card, for organizations to look at aspects of Android and iOS mobile applications in order to protect the organization's interests. There are some tools available to perform assessment of mobile applications, but we also need analysts who are competent at wielding those tools. This talk will bring awareness to those who haven't had a peek behind the details of mobile applications. Additionally, it will provide technical specifics to people who want to assess mobile applications.

Bonus Sessions

The following bonus sessions are open to all paid attendees at no additional cost. There are many different types of events that fall into these categories:

  • SANS@Night: Evening presentations given after day courses have ended. This category includes Keynotes.
  • Special Events: SANS-hosted events and other non-technical recreational offerings. This category includes, but is not limited to, Receptions and Information Tables.
  • Master's Degree Presentation: Presentations given by SANS Technology Institute's Master's Degree candidates.
Monday, February 5
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Ed Skoudis Monday, February 5th, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
Using an Open Source Threat Model for Prioritized Defense James Tarala Monday, February 5th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, February 6
Session Speaker Time Type
Evolving Threats Paul A. Henry Tuesday, February 6th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, February 7
Session Speaker Time Type
Let's Go Hunting Bad Guys John Strand Wednesday, February 7th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, February 8
Session Speaker Time Type
Mobile Application Assessment Chris Crowley Thursday, February 8th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Friday, February 9
Session Speaker Time Type
Intro to Linux Malware Matthew Koch- Master's Degree Candidate Friday, February 9th, 7:15pm - 7:55pm Master's Degree Presentation