Ken van Wyk
Ken van Wyk is a CERT® Certified Computer Security Incident Handler, an internationally recognized information security expert and author of two popular O'Reilly books, Incident Response: Planning & Management and Secure Coding: Principles and Practices, as well as a monthly columnist for eSecurityPlanet. Ken is a Visiting Scientist at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, where he is a course instructor and consultant to the CERT® Coordination Center.
Ken has previously held senior information security technologist roles at Tekmark's Technology Risk Management practice, Para-Protect Services, Inc., and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Ken was also the Operations Chief for the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency's DoD-CERT incident response team, as well as a founding employee of the CERT® Coordination Center at Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute.
Ken has previously served as the Chairman and as a member of the Steering Committee for the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), a non-profit professional organization supporting the incident response community. He currently sits on their Steering Committee and Board of Directors.
This session covers the essential issues surrounding Apple's iOS mobile app security. Specifically, it provides a look at common pitfalls to avoid, along with tips for how to avoid them. Additionally, it looks at the iOS security architecture, and describes how to make use of its security features for common security mechanisms such as protecting sensitive data at rest and in transit, authentication and session management, etc.