Building a Mobile Security Program

Presented by John Dickson, Denim Group Principal

Starting at 11:00am, CDT

Wednesday, Oct. 14th, 11-11:45am

This is an online event.

Are you looking to build a program to ensure maximum mobile security coverage?

If you are tasked with putting together a security testing program to address risk with internally developed mobile applications, there is no shortage of technical and process factors to consider. It is also critical to balance the security with a positive end-user experience, helping propel the overall brand forward - safely. Without proper mobile security, one significant loss can quickly destroy the trust foundation your company has worked years to craft.

This webinar will provide the security leader an overview of the challenges associated with mobile testing, certain technologies that one can use to identify mobile application vulnerabilities, and repeatable process strategies that will help build the foundation for a recurring testing program.

The session will provide attendees a broad understanding of mobile technologies, as well as a mobile testing launch checklist that will help your organization go from ground floor to a fully-functioning testing program in 30 days.

The session will also include:

  • An overview of the major mobile technologies and their defining attributes
  • An overview of how iOS and Android handle certain security issues differently via the Denim Group Mobile Development Reference Guide
  • An overview of a typical mobile application architecture and how it differs from a web application environment
  • How important web services are to a typical mobile architecture
  • The limitations of automated testing and how to augment security reviews to overcome testing gaps
  • How to make a program repeatable and economically feasible without disrupting the software development process

The 30-minute webinar will provide actionable information that you can put to work immediately to build a mobile security testing program.

John Dickson, Principal

John Dickson is an internationally recognized security leader, entrepreneur and Principal at Denim Group, Ltd. He has nearly 20 years hands-on experience in intrusion detection, network security and application security in the commercial, public and military sectors.

Dickson is a popular speaker on security at industry venues including the RSA Security Conference, the SANS Institute, the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) and at other international security conferences. He is a sought-after security expert and regularly contributes to Dark Reading and other security publications. A Distinguished Fellow of the International Systems Security Association, he has been a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) since 1998.

As a Denim Group Principal, he helps executives and Chief Security Officers (CSO’s) of Fortune 500 companies and government organizations launch and expand their critical application security initiatives.

Denim Group

Denim Group develops secure software, helps organizations assess and mitigate risk with existing software, and provides training on best practices in software security.

Denim Group is a strong contributor to the larger application security community, and has been involved with the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) since shortly after its inception. Additionally, Denim Group was ranked in Inc. Magazine's 5,000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America since 2008.