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Please join us for the next Cleveland OWASP Chapter meeting taking place at SecureState Headquarters on Thursday, November 3from Noon-2pm. This meeting is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided. Our guest speaker this month is John Jacott from Veracode’s Solutions Enablement Group. He will be speaking on “The Mobile App Top 10 Risks”. Talk abstract and speaker bio is below:


“The Mobile App Top 10 Risks”

Rapid adoption of mobile devices and mobile apps has created a significant and unbounded security risk for the enterprise.  The mobile app threat is quickly progressing from simple “premium SMS and call” attacks that directly monetize by running up the victim’s bill, to full- blown mobile botnet functionality. Enterprises must recognize the need to enable a mobile workforce with meaningful applications that allow them to be productive, while maintaining the security of sensitive data on the device and internal networks.

Modern mobile applications run on mobile devices that have the functionality of a desktop or laptop running a general purpose operating system. In this respect, many of the risks are similar to those of traditional spyware, Trojan software, and insecurely designed apps. However, mobile devices are not just small computers. Mobile devices are designed around personal and communication functionality, which make the top mobile applications risks different from the top traditional computing risks.

Mr. Jacott will discuss the mobile app top 10 list and provide some insight into mobile research conducted.


Speaker Bio:

Mr. Jacott has over 15 years of experience and leads Veracode’s Solutions Enablement group for partners and strategic accounts. His extensive auditing experience, lately as PCI QSA and IRCA Lead Auditor for Information Security Management Systems, provides a complete and pragmatic perspective on application security and information security controls. He has worked as an Information Security Consultant and Information Security Program Manager for several large Fortune 100 firms. 

Seats are filling fast! Please RSVP to Sabrina Powers via email ( ASAP to reserve your seat.

November 3,2011 Noon-2pm

SecureState Headquarters
23340 Miles Road
Cleveland, OH 44128