The Android ecosystem has more than one billion active devices from hundreds of OEMs and carrier networks around the world—representing 85% of smartphones in the market. This means that the team charged with securing it has a unique set of assets—and liabilities. On the one hand, if a given attack has a good chance of happening, it’s likely happening a few times a day in a network this size. On the other hand, the team is uniquely positioned to analyze and better understand such a large part of the mobile Web that they can anticipate and sometimes prevent new threats.
Adrian Ludwig, lead engineer for Android security at Google, is in charge of securing the Android devices and network worldwide. Adrian explains the converging factors he evaluates when implementing a security strategy of this scale and shares how he thinks about the problem. Adrian then offers real-life case studies, practical lessons, and information that you can apply to your own organizations—all of which will make you think differently about mobile security.
Adrian Ludwig is the lead engineer for Android security at Google, where he is responsible for the security of the Android platform and Google’s applications and services for Android. Prior to joining Google, Adrian held technical leadership positions at Joyent, Adobe, Macromedia, @stake, and the Department of Defense. He holds a BA in mathematics from Williams College and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.
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