TMH05 Mobile Devices and Security: The Bane of the IT Superhero


9:30am - 10:45am

Level: Intermediate

Dale Meredith


My Mentored Learning, Inc.

Cyberattacks on mobile devices, especially smartphones, are happening faster than a speeding bullet. Over the last year alone, there have been cybercriminals deploying all sorts of clever strategies. From Freak to Masque, Stage fright to CORED, and YiSpecter to Wirelurker, there appears to be no end to the madness of malware distribution schemes that not only corrupt devices, but are now starting to encrypt our information result in the loss of data and money. Security is now more than ever being called into question, as so many mobile apps collect huge quantities of data and store them on the cloud.

You will learn:

  • "Why" mobile is the next big target
  • How to not become complacent with these devices
  • Best practices when it comes to choosing apps and devices
  • Jailbreaking/Rooting: The Good and The Bad