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November 11, 2013

Mobile App Security Myths

18379693_mI like to think about myths as common ideas that seem to perpetuate regardless of the rapid pace of technology change that is part of the modern world. When I’m out talking to folks about securing mobile apps I find that the same ideas about what enterprise security being perpetuated. Many of the myths that I come across appear to offer panaceas that are comforting to the status quo. The idea that the newest iPhone or Samsung device will automatically make enterprise mobility safe. If enterprise data is encrypted then it is perfectly safe. If we put a wall around our apps and data then no one will be able to get in. These are comforting myths. webinar-registrationThe problem with myths is that other realities tend to get in the way. This is why I’m excited about my Trends, Myths, and Answers webinar this week on Wednesday 11/13. We are combining the discussion of mobile application security myths with actual trends being tracked by an independent analyst firm and a moderated discussion of common enterprise questions about implementing successful application security programs. Hope you are able to join us.

Theodora Titonis’ passion for technology began when she started programming computers at the age of seven. With an academic background in computer science, an entrepreneurial drive and a visionary acumen, she focused on the challenging field of security and privacy. By 2009, Theodora built a multi-million dollar company providing security expertise to government agencies, leading financial institutions and Fortune 500 Companies. In 2011, Theodora founded Marvin Mobile Security, launching revolutionary technology to protect enterprises from the threat of risky and malicious mobile apps. Veracode, Inc., the leader in application security, acquired Marvin in September 2012. Ms. Titonis now serves as Veracode’s Vice President of Mobile where she is recognized as an expert and influential speaker in the field of mobile security and machine learning.

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