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Alan Crouch


Alan Crouch is a senior software security specialist with Coveros, Inc. a Virginia-based firm focusing on agile, software quality, and application security. Alan has worked closely with federal agencies and private companies to advise, audit, and support IT security and governance teams. In addition to his cyber security experience, he has a strong background in highly structured software engineering, test analysis, test automation, agile software development, and security testing. With a passion for software and security, Alan’s career has focused on building secure software and developing better software security practices.

Speaker Presentations
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 8:30am
Half-day Tutorials
Security Testing Mobile Applications

The sensitive nature of personal information stored on smart devices makes security testing vital when building mobile applications. Alan Crouch explores the unique characteristics of mobile devices—how they store data, the fluid trust boundaries between applications, and the unique aspects of device security models. Learn about the many different threat types and use cases in the mobile arena that make security testing mobile applications so challenging. Alan offers hints and tips for comprehensive security testing of mobile applications during the development process. He shares when and where in that process to perform each type of testing. Tips include how to test for data privacy, secure session management, and the presence of malicious applications. Take back approaches for finding traditional application security vulnerabilities that also may be present in mobile applications. Leave with an understanding of what it takes to security test your mobile applications and practical knowledge to make your mobile apps less vulnerable.