Prof. dr. Dan Wallach
Dan Wallach is an associate professor in the systems group at Rice University's Department of Computer Science. He manages the Rice's computer security lab, and is the associate director of ACCURATE. Dan's research interests include mobile code security, peer-to-peer networking security, wireless security, and the security of electronic voting systems.
Dan Wallach's research has been extensively published. He regularly blogs on Freedom to Tinker. You can also see some of his talks and Internet Privacy FAQ.
Dan's affiliation with K.U. Leuven goes back to 1997 when, as a graduate student at Princeton, he was invited to teach a short course based on his seminal work on Java security.
This talk considers the broad challenge of smartphone security. Smartphones are equivalent to formerly gigantic desktop computers, yet we carry them around with us everywhere we go. This naturally introduces new security vulnerabilities and challenges. We will discuss problems old and new, including clever mechanisms built into Android, user interface issues, how apps can safely collaborate while still mistrusting one another, and generally how we can or cannot bring to bear techniques that we've learned elsewhere from the design and engineering of secure systems.