Android in the Healthcare Workplace: A Case Study

Presented at DerbyCon 2.0 Reunion (2012), Sept. 29, 2012, 9:30 a.m. (30 minutes)

With Android tablets and phones taking over the market share of the mobile landscape; companies are starting to develop enterprise applications for this. I work for a Home Health company, basically think of visiting nurses. We have a 75% mobile workforce and we migrated our primary platform to Android. Having the need to verify our vendor’s claims, I decided to assess the app to make sure my company’s information was safe. The application is designed for the mobile staff to sync their work back to the “cloud.” What I found was truly alarming. I will walk through my process and discuss my findings and vendor notification process that occurred as a result of my research.


  • Thomas Richards
    Thomas Richards is an IT professional located in Rochester, NY. He currently is responsible for network and system administration for a medium sized Healthcare company. He has always had an interest in the security field and currently holds the OSCP, OSWP, GPEN, and Security+ certifications. In his spare time he conducts vulnerability research and is an active participant in his local 2600 group

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