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Mobile Security and Privacy

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What You Need to Know About Mobile Security and Privacy

Can people really stalk you via the EXIF data in the JPEGs you post on Facebook with your smartphone? Does the Face Unlock feature in my new Android phone really protect my phone's data? Is it true that malware apps even exist on Apple's curated iTunes App Store? What security/privacy risks does BYOD expose my company? As a developer, what do I need to know about protecting my users' privacy? Do I need to hire an attorney to write a mobile privacy policy for my app, or can I write my own?

If these are the types of questions that keep you (or your boss) awake at night, or things you simply wonder about, you won't want to miss the next Mobile Monday Grand Rapids event. Come hear a diverse panel of legal, technology, security, and privacy experts discuss what you need to know about mobile security and privacy.

Please join us at 5:30pm for hors d'oeuvres and networking. The panel presentation will begin at 6pm sharp.

Our Speakers:

Bill Bereza: Bill Bereza’s diverse skills in the fields of software, photography, and law have been helpful to government agencies employing tens of thousands of workers, to software startups, and to small law firms. Bill did his undergraduate studies in Computer Science at GVSU, and most recently completed his JD at Thomas M. Cooley Law School and is in the process of starting a new law practice in Grand Rapids, MI. Bill co-founded Atomic Object with Carl Erickson, and prior to that worked as a software developer at the National Security Agency.

Samuel Bowles: Samuel Mikel Bowles started his 16 year career at Burger King where he held the ambiguous title of webmaster. Still a polyglot he works as a visual & interaction designer, and front end developer. He is a dedicated practitioner and international speaker on the application of light-weight methodologies such as Agile and Lean to the practice of user experience design. He is co-founder of the financial planning company Spend Wisely (creators of Chext), a member of the advisory board for Human Practice a Chicago-based health-care startup, and a software craftsman at Mutually Human.

Will Hartwell: Will is a partner and technology attorney at Hartwell Failey & McCarthy PLC, a law firm he co-founded in 2011, where he represents inventors, software developers, and business owners in a wide array of legal matters. He also puts his Computer Science degree to good use as a co-owner of Red Pigeon LLC, a web design and development firm. But regardless of which “hat” he is wearing, privacy and privacy law are a primary component of what he does, whether he’s working to secure credit card transactions on an E-Commerce website or drafting a Privacy Policy for a technology startup. Will is a Counsel Member of the Information Technology Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, and is also a Member of the Section’s Privacy Law subcommittee.

Andrew Kalafut: Andrew Kalafut is an Assistant Professor in the GVSU School of Computing and Information Systems, where he teaches courses on computer security and information assurance. His recent research focuses on practical solutions to computer security and privacy issues. Andrew's previous work has appeared in venues such as ACM/IEEE Transactions on Networking and IEEE Security and Privacy magazine. He received his Ph.D in Computer Science from Indiana University in 2010.

Scott Dresen - As Vice President of Information Services for Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI, Scott is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the development, implementation, and management of enterprise technology shared service functions for Spectrum Health and Spectrum Health subsidiaries including the delivery of enterprise operations, enterprise infrastructure management, enterprise shared services, and clinical technology. Scott is also responsible for establishing, communicating, and supporting technology architecture and enterprise application standards as well as identifying new technology opportunities for all shared service areas. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology with a minor in Computer Science from The University of Minnesota and an MBA from The University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

Dean Tribble - Dean is CTO of VerifyValid. Dean is a leader in creating secure, distributed systems, and has founded several technology companies. He was a Principle Architect at Microsoft for nine years where he led development of security and compliance for Microsoft Exchange, followed by a stint in Microsoft R&D for new operating systems. As founder and CTO for Agorics (sold to Microsoft), he developed security and ecommerce solutions for Fortune 500 companies, including the first Java-based trading information system for Schwab and the first ever electronic check project conducted for the DoD by the FSTC (Financial Services Technology Consortium).The "promises" feature for the next version of JavaScript descends from his early work at Xerox PARC and the Web's URL derives from the Wide-Area-Location Service he designed at Xanadu. His work has been granted fourteen US patents in ecommerce, security, distributed systems, and computer resource allocation. Dean studied at Stanford University in his home state of California. He serves as Member of the Technical Advisory Board at ProofSpace, Inc., the Microsoft Alumni Group, and the PARC group. He currently lives in the Seattle area and in his spare time remains active with Seattle Tech Startups.