Android Wear and Google Glass
Android Wear and Google Glass introduce new ways of interacting with our apps and receiving timely, contextual information from the world around us. Smartphones and tablets are becoming the central point for sending and receiving data from wearables and sensors. Building apps for a wearable world introduces new risks as well as shifts the responsibilities for implementing security controls to other layers.
Many of the same issues we’re familiar with from past Android experiences are still relevant, while some issues are less impactful or not (currently) possible within existing wearables. At the same time, extending the app’s trust boundaries introduces new points of exposure for developers to be aware of in order to proactively defend against attacks. We want to highlight these areas, which developers may not be aware of when adding a wearable component to an existing app. In this presentation, we will explore how Android Wear and Glass work underneath the hood. We will examine their methods of communication, data replication, and persistence options. We will examine how they fit into the Android development ecosystem and the new risks to privacy and security that need to be considered. Our goal isn’t to deter developers from building wearable apps, but to enable them to make strong security decisions throughout development.
Jack Mannino is the CEO at nVisium and loves solving problems in the field of application security. With experience building, breaking, and securing software, he founded nVisium to invent new and more efficient ways of protecting software. Jack is a huge fan of contributing to open source projects, and leads the OWASP Northern Virginia chapter. In his spare time, he loves to kick around new frameworks and technologies, especially things that run Android. He’s also an optimistic Mets fan, although that optimism slowly fades away every summer.
Our meetup will take place at Adelphi University in Garden City. Once you are on campus, please proceed to the Training Room in the Lower Level of New Hall A.
The Nassau Boulevard LIRR train station is within walking distance of the Adelphi campus. For travelers arriving early a shuttle bus will depart the train station at 5:45PM and bring you to campus. Parking is available, but it may take a little while to find a good spot. Given the location, parking field 7 is your best shot.
Direction to campus are to be found at http://about.adelphi.edu/campus-locations/visit/directions/ . An interactive campus map can be found at http://map.adelphi.edu/
New Hall A (also known as Res Hall A) can be found in the lower right corner of the map. I'll make sure signage is in place on the day of the event.