If you are interested in Android app security you should take a look at the Android Security Symposium that took place earlier this month. It was run by Josef Ressel Center u’smile at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria in cooperation with SBA Research and the Institute of Networks and Security (INS) at Johannes Kepler University Linz. The program gives links to the video presentations and slides.
Of particular interest are:
- Andrew Hoog, of NowSecure on Improving mobile security with forensics, app analysis and big data. Andrew talked about app security risks, risks via ad networks, mobile app analysis and concluded old models such as malware signature checking don’t scale. Instead we need to look to automation, crowd sourcing and analytics.
- Nikolay Elenkov, author of the excellent Android Security Internals book, on the Android security architecture gave a great technical overview of Android security.
- Nick Kralevich from Google on Lessons from the trenches: An inside look at Android security talked at a higher level about Android Security and how it has evolved over time.
See the program for 14 further presentations.