SANS Mobile Security Solutions Forum 2021

February 19th, 2021

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 February 19th, 2021  

SANS Mobile Security Solutions Forum 2021

Event submitted on Tuesday, November 24th 2020, approved by Content Team

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February 19th, 2021
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 Our Review

For those working in Mobile Security, this would be an ideal training event organized by the mighty SANS, an organization we have worked with for a long time. We’d highly recommend this event to anyone in this space.

- Review written by Henry Dalziel on Tuesday, November 24th 2020.
- If you would like to edit or ammend facts in my review please either send us a message or connect with me via LinkedIn.

Conference Event Summary

The following description was either submitted by the Conference Organizer on Tuesday, November 24th 2020, or created by us.

According to a recent report published by Ponemon Institute, the average value of the data contained on a mobile device is considered to be $14,000.

It has also been stated in that same report, smartphone users often assign a higher value to the data stored on their mobile device than the actual value of the smartphone itself. This logic also applies to laptops and tablets. Yet, while many people know they should secure valuable data on their computers, they frequently don’t extend that protection to what’s on their mobile devices.

With the popularity of smartphones and tablets continuing to rise, mobile devices are becoming more of a target to cybercriminals. Many individuals are using smaller devices as they would a desktop or laptop computer. They’re storing more personal data and connecting apps to GPS, financial, storage, health, and more without taking the time to read and understand what information they’re allowing them to track store, and share.

Taking time to understand the latest malware, smartphone operating systems, third-party applications, acquisition shortfalls, extraction techniques (jailbreaks and roots) and encryption is key in keeping mobile security safe in the digital era. Getting a basic understanding of mobile device forensics will arm users with the knowledge needed to protect information on their equipment that could otherwise be used to harm them.

This forum will explore various mobile security topics through invited speakers while showcasing current capabilities available today. Presentations will focus on case studies and thought leadership using specific examples relevant to the industry as we know it.

Relevant topics:

  • Smartphone Forensic Analysis
  • Malware and Spyware on Smartphones
  • Smartphone File Systems and Data Structures
  • Handling Locked and Encrypted Devices
  • Incident Response Considerations for Smartphones
  • Connection Between Computer and Mobile Browser Artifacts
  • Trust jacking, Public Wi-Fi, and VPN

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