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GatorLUG Meeting | 2012-04-18 | 6-8pm | Smart Bombs: Mobile Vulnerability and Exploitation | John Sawyer

Apr 18 2012 6:00 pm
Apr 18 2012 8:00 pm
America/New York

GatorLUG Meeting Agenda for April 18, 2012

6:00 - 6:30 Announcements / General Discussion

6:30 - 7:45 Smart Bombs: Mobile Vulnerability and Exploitation | John Sawyer

The smartphone is becoming ubiquitous around the globe as more and more users adopt it as their mobile platform of choice for email, social networking, and instant messaging.

The problem is that users take for granted the security of the platforms and assume their sensitive data is safe from prying eyes. We've analyzed the network communications and data storage methods of the most popular applications on a variety of mobile platforms to uncover a wide range of vulnerabilities. This talk will explore those vulnerabilities and the methods used to uncover them.

John Sawyer is a Senior Security Analyst with InGuardians specializing in network and web application penetration testing. John's experience in enterprise IT security includes penetration testing, system and network hardening, intrusion analysis, and digital forensics.

John has developed and taught cyber security training for a large university and spoken at events for industry and law enforcement. He has consulted with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies on malware analysis, hacker attacks, and digital forensics. John is the author of the popular blog, "Evil Bytes", at, and a member of the winning team from DEF CON 14 and 15's Capture the Flag competition.

John currently holds the GCFW, GCIH, GCFA, GWAPT, and CISSP certifications.

7:45 - 8:00 Open discussion, meet and greet someone new

The Laboratory | 818 W University Ave., Suite C. Gainesville, FL, 32601