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Jeffery Payne

Coveros, Inc.

Jeffery Payne is CEO and founder of Coveros, Inc., a software company that builds secure software applications using agile methods. Since its inception in 2008, Coveros has become a market leader in secure agile principles and was recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest growing private US companies. Prior to founding Coveros, Jeffery was chairman of the board, CEO, and cofounder of Cigital, Inc., a market leader in software security consulting. Jeffery has published more than thirty papers on software development and testing, and testified before Congress on issues of national importance, including intellectual property rights, cyber terrorism, and software quality. Follow Jeffery on Twitter @jefferyepayne.

Speaker Presentations
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 8:30am
The Perfect Storm: Mobile Application Quality

Mobile applications are fraught with risk. The unique, portable nature and multiple uses of mobile devices bring a wide variety of critical quality properties into play: reliability, usability, security, availability, and maintainability. Allocating the effort to identify and ensure these properties is a difficult challenge—and not for the faint of heart. New testing and validation approaches must be used if we are to meet quality goals for mission-critical and widely distributed mobile applications. Jeffery Payne discusses the perfect storm that is mobile application quality, and how developers and testers can mitigate mobile risks. Learn about the many problems introduced by mobile devices and applications and how they influence the testing process. Discover the risks that impact quality properties and the how to address them during unit, integration, and system testing. Leave with an understanding of how to best allocate scarce resources to best assure that your apps will be successful. Take home knowledge about new mobile testing techniques and tools to help you weather the perfect storm that is mobile application quality.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 2:00pm
Mobile Testing
Tips and Tricks for Building Secure Mobile Apps

Mobile application development is now a mission-critical component of IT organizations and a big part of software industry’s landscape. Due to the security threats associated with mobile devices, it is critical we build our apps—from the ground up—to be secure and trustworthy. However, many application developers and testers do not understand how to build and test secure mobile applications. Jeffery Payne discusses the risks associated with mobile platforms/applications and describes proven practices for ensuring the safety of your mobile applications. Jeffery delves into the unique nuances of mobile platforms and how these differences impact the security approach when you are developing and testing mobile applications. Topics include session management, data encryption, securing legacy code, and platform security models. Learn what to watch out for when you start developing your next mobile app and take away tips and tricks for effectively securing and testing existing apps.