With its extensive connectivity and extreme portability, the fine gentlemen from viaForensics will demonstrate how a smartphone can easily be turned into the perfect espionage tool, bypassing an organizations perimeter and desktop security solutions. Through the download of an application requesting excessive permissions, they will demonstrate how a hacker can take complete control of the victim’s phone, without leaving an evidence trail of malicious activities. We will also demonstrate how the phone can be morphed into a remote keyboard, bypass desktop security and give a hacker “hands-on” access to the victims PC when the phone is connected via USB.
Jon Porter is a Mobile Security Analyst for viaForensics. His responsibilities include assessing mobile applications for security vulnerabilities, handling support cases on multiple software solutions, acting as a technical liaison for the customer experience, and has assisted in multiple presentations throughout the Chicagoland area. Jon is currently enrolled in DePaul University pursuing a Master’s Degree in Computer, Information, and Network Security.
James M Drake is a Mobile Security Analyst at viaForensics. His responsibilities include research and development of mobile vulnerabilities and exploits, JTAG Forensics, and presentations throughout the Chicagoland area. James is currently enrolled at IIT pursuing a Master’s Degree in Cyber Forensics and Security.
Bob Hanson is responsible for the Central Region and all sales outside North America. With over 15 years sales experience, Bob has developed domestic and international markets for U.S. Robotics / 3Com, Check Point Software Technologies, Brightmail and other start-ups.