Mobile Security Attacks: A Glimpse from the Trenches

Presented at AppSec USA 2014, Sept. 18, 2014, 9:30 a.m. (45 minutes)

Hackers today apply covert and persistent techniques to attack mobile devices. Attend this presentation to learn about the latest threats on mobile devices from the team who uncovered iOS malicious profiles and HTTP Request Hijacking. We will describe and demonstrate emerging mobile security threats: from physical, through network and up to application level. Hold on to your seats as we expose examples, statistics and insights about real-world attacks on mobile-devices around the world.


  • Yair Amit - CTO & Founder - Skycure
    Yair Amit is co-founder and CTO at Skycure, leading the company's research and vision and overseeing its R&D center. Yair has been active in the security industry for more than a decade with his research regularly covered by media outlets and presented in security conferences around the world. Prior to co-founding Skycure, Yair managed the Application Security and Research Group at IBM, joining through the acquisition of Watchfire. At IBM, Yair led the research and implementation of IBM's next-generation application security technology. Yair holds a BSc, summa cum laude, from Tel Aviv University in bioinformatics.
  • Adi Sharabani - CEO, co-founder - Skycure
    Mr. Adi Sharabani is a world wide security expert and the CEO of Skycure, a start-up focuses on providing solutions for securing mobile devices. In the past, Adi was a manager at Watchfire, another startup company which was a pioneer in the field of application security and was acquired by IBM in 2007. Among his roles, Adi was incharge of the security of many of the IBM software developed world-wide; lead the entire IBM application security research; written many patents in the field and was known as an IBM Master inventor. Adi's works have been presented in many known conferences such as BlackHat, RSA, OWASP, Innovate and more and his presentations and keynotes are constantly being ranked as best presentations of most conferences he presents at. Adi teaches in the Ohel-Shem high school in Ramat-Gan, and part of the vision and implementation of including cyber-defense as an optional curriculum for high school students. A vision that has now launched in Israel.


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