IOActive’s Founder and President to present There’s an App for That: Evolving Mobile Security into a Business Advantage
London, UK—November 9, 2011. IOActive, a leading provider of application security, compliance, and smart grid security services, today announced that Joshua Pennell will present There’s an App for That: Evolving Mobile Security into a Business Advantage at SOURCE Barcelona 2011.
Mr. Pennell, a security veteran who has cracked multiple mobile platforms, will review what companies should do when deploying a mobile strategy. From wiring money and accepting deposits to buying cars, mobile device apps are the desired platform for the go-generation. With around 54 million smart phones and an average of 22 applications per device, analysts predict smart phone sales to exceed PC sales in 2011. Pennell will present his findings on which platforms are the most trustworthy and which parts of these platforms can be the most lucrative or exploitable target for malware, hackers, and fraudsters.
WHAT There’s an App for That: Evolving Mobile Security into a Business
WHERE Museu Nacional D’art de Catalunya
WHEN November 17, 2011. 11:00–11:50 am.
HOW For more information, visit the SOURCE Barcelona website.
About Joshua Pennell
As IOActive’s Founder and President, Joshua Pennell enjoys a proven, 12-year entrepreneurial track record of creating and maintaining a multimillion-dollar, customer-focused, independent global security services organization. Through Pennell’s leadership, IOActive has emerged as one of the world’s longest standing, highly technical boutique security consultancies with a history based on cutting-edge research and meritocratic governance.
Pennell serves on the advisory boards of Source, Vantos, and SiteScout. He also is the Chairman of IOActive’s advisory board, which includes such computer industry venerables as Steve Wozniak, Jim Reavis, and Jason Larsen. In years past, Pennell played an integral role in helping his team win DefCon’s Capture the Flag competition for three consecutive years, followed by another three of technically revolutionizing the competition before handing it over to Kenshoto.
Established in 1998, IOActive is an industry leader that offers comprehensive computer security services with specializations in smart grid technologies, software assurance, and compliance. Boasting a well-rounded and diverse clientele, IOActive works with a majority of Global 500 companies including power and utility, hardware, retail, financial, media, aerospace, high-tech, and software development organizations. As a home for highly skilled and experienced professionals, IOActive attracts talented consultants who contribute to the growing body of security knowledge by speaking at such elite conferences as Black Hat, Ruxcon, Defcon, BlueHat, CanSec, and WhatTheHack. For more information, visit www.ioactive.com.