On 9/8/16 I was invited to give a lecture at the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences of ASU’s West Campus by the wonderful Dr. Jennifer Hackney Prince. This department is a very interesting and diverse group, so I decided to give a high-level talk about some of the work that we’ve done on securing mobile applications.
I titled this talk “A Computer in Every Pocket: Securing Mobile Applications,” because I believe that mobile applications are fundamentally changing the way that we interact with technology. Furthermore, these devices contain lots of sensitive and personal data, and keeping users safe and this data private is a goal of my research.
I focused on two recent research projects: mobile web applications and the target fragmentation problem in Android. This work is published in the following papers: “A Large-Scale Study of Mobile Web App Security” by Mutchler et al. and “Target Fragmentation in Android Apps” by Mutchler et al. (with a different et al.).
Technical content of the slides are courtesy of the excellent Dr. Patrick Mutchler.
Here is the video recording of the talk: