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Fwd: Software Security Seminar: Security of Android, David Berrera, February 3rd, 11:00 am

Fwd: Software Security Seminar: Security of Android, David Berrera, February 3rd, 11:00 am

From:
Christopher Saunders
Date:
2011-01-27 @ 15:09
Hello Everyone,

There is going to be a seminar at the University of Ottawa on the security
model behind the Android OS.  You can find more details about the seminar
below.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Guy-Vincent Jourdan <gvj@site.uottawa.ca>
Date: Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 9:26 AM
Subject: Software Security Seminar: Security of Android, David Berrera,
February 3rd, 11:00 am
To: Guy-Vincent Jourdan <gvj@site.uottawa.ca>
Cc: davidbb@gmail.com


Hi

It is time to resume our regular software security seminars. Several
speakers have been booked already; schedule will be announced once it is
finalized. If you would like to give a talk yourself (or know someone who
would), please drop me a note.

To kick things off, I am pleased to announce the seminar of David Barrera,
PhD candidate at Carleton under Paul van Oorschot supervision. David will
talk about the security aspects of the Android OS.

This talk will be held next Thursday, February 3rd, at 11:00 am, in SITE's
boardroom (STE 5084). Details below.

I hope to see you next week
Cheers
Gv

Software Security Seminar
Title: Security features of Android
Speaker: David Barrera
When: Thursday, February 3rd, 11:00 am
Where: STE 5084

Abstract: This talk will cover the history and evolution of Android, as well
as a detailed look at the security architecture and features that help keep
the OS and installed apps secure. We will discuss real attacks against
Android seen in the wild, and review  related academic security research
such as "smudge attacks" and privilege escalation attacks bypassing
Android's permission model. We will conclude with an overview of open
research problems in smartphone security.

About the speaker: David Barrera is a PhD student at the Carleton Computer
Security Lab under the direction of Dr. Paul van Oorschot. His research
interests include smartphone security and privacy, network security
(IPv6) and network data visualization.



--
Guy-Vincent Jourdan
Associate Professor / Professeur Agrégé
Computer Science / Informatique
SITE, Faculty of Engineering
University of Ottawa, 800 King Edward Av.
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1N 6N5
Tel: (613)562-5800 ext. 6686 / Fax: (613)562-5664
http://www.site.uottawa.ca/~gvj






-- 
Christopher Saunders
http://christophersaunders.ca/