Mobile Security Technologies (MoST) 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Fairmont Hotel, San Jose, CA

Mobile Security Technologies (MoST) brings together researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and hardware and software developers of mobile systems to explore the latest understanding and advances in the security and privacy for mobile devices, applications, and systems. (For full submission details, see the call for papers.)

Previous MoST Workshops: 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012


7:30-8:30 Breakfast
8:45-9:00 Opening Remarks
9:00-10:00 Keynote by Dan Wallach

What, exactly, is different or new about mobile security? [slides]

Speaker: Dan S. Wallach is a Professor in the Departments of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Rice Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University. His research considers a variety of topics in computer security, including electronic voting systems security, where he served as the director of an NSF-funded multi-institution research center, ACCURATE (A Center for Correct, Usable, Reliable, Auditable, and Transparent Elections), from 2005-2011. He has also served as a member of the Air Force Science Advisory Board (2011-2015) and the USENIX Association Board of Directors (2011-2013).

Wallach earned his M.A. (1995) and PhD (1999) from Princeton University, advised by Profs. Edward Felten and Andrew Appel. He earned his B.S. EE/CS from the University of California, at Berkeley (1993).

10:15-10:45 Mid-morning Break
10:45-12:30 Session 1: Defenses (Session Chair: Hao Chen)

HybridGuard: A Principal-based Permission and Fine-Grained Policy Enforcement Framework for Web-based Mobile Applications [Paper] [slides]
Phu H. Phung, Abhinav Mohanty, Rahul Rachapalli and Meera Sridhar

Spartan Jester: End-to-end Information Flow Control for Hybrid Android Applications (Short Paper) [Paper] [slides]
Julian Sexton, Andrey Chudnov and David Naumann

Seamless In-App Ad Blocking on Stock Android (Short Paper) [Paper] [slides]
Michael Backes, Sven Bugiel, Philipp von Styp-Rekowsky and Marvin Wißfeld

12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:15 Session 2: Threats (Session Chair: Damien Octeau)

Mobile subscriber WiFi privacy [Paper] [slides]
Piers O'Hanlon, Ravishankar Borgaonkar and Lucca Hirschi

The Applicability of Ambient Sensors as Proximity Evidence for NFC Transactions? [Paper] [slides]
Carlton Shepherd, Iakovos Gurulian, Konstantinos Markantonakis, Eibe Frank, Raja Naeem Akram, Emmanouil Panaousis and Keith Mayes

MR-Droid: A Scalable and Prioritized Analysis of Inter-App Communication Risks [Paper] [slides]
Fang Liu, Haipeng Cai, Gang Wang, Danfeng Yao, Karim O. Elish and Barbara G. Ryder

15:15-15:45 Mid-afternoon Break
15:50-16:50 Invited Talk by Earlence Fernandes

Internet of Things Security: What, Why, and How [slides]

Speaker: Earlence Fernandes is a security researcher who is currently interested in the Internet of Things. He approaches IoT security from multiple perspectives including attacks, measurements, and system building. His recent work, a security analysis of the popular SmartThings platform, received the Distinguished Practical Paper Award at IEEE Security and Privacy in 2016 along with widespread press coverage. Earlence holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.

16:50-16:55 Closing Remarks

Workshop Co-Chairs

Program Chair

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