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Mobile Security: The Risk We All Carry

Presented by Alex Gladd

Tuesday October 27, 2015

6:30 PM – Networking and Pizza

7:00 – 8:00 PM – Program

There is no cost to attend at McLean, Silver Spring


The staggering growth of smart mobile devices has changed the way we work, play, and communicate.  However, this growth has not gone unnoticed by bad actors wielding or subverting mobile device software for economic, political, or social gain, and your mobile device is an increasingly juicy target.  This presentation will review the unique risks introduced to consumers and enterprises through the use of mobile devices, followed by a discussion of the innovative strategies that have been developed to combat these risks. 

Alex Gladd, a graduate of Penn State University’s College of Engineering with a degree in Computer Science, has over 10 years of experience as a professional software engineer.  Prior to his current role as a forward-deployed engineer with Lookout, he worked in engineering roles for Raytheon IIS and Raytheon BBN.  He specializes in Android device and application security research, including malware analysis and reverse engineering.  Alex was a past presenter at the Malware Technical Exchange Meeting and was published in the inaugural issue of the Journal of Sensitive Cyber Research and Engineering.

October, 2015 SW SIG flyer.

Software Special Interest Group (SSIG)


The purpose of the Software Special Interest Group is to provide software quality professionals and software professionals interested in quality with an opportunity for growth and exchange of ideas with other software professionals, and to facilitate growth in the number and expertise of the ASQ membership.


  • Arrange meetings (currently monthly) at a convenient time and place.
  • Provide a diversity of speaker topics within the general heading of software quality.
  • Provide knowledgeable speakers from the professional and/or academic worlds.
  • Keep in touch with and respond to the professional communities desires for the meetings.
  • Reach out to students, who will soon enter the software profession.
  • Disseminate information about: ASQ membership, the Software Division, certification, and training opportunities.

For more information about Section 509's Software Special Interest Group Contact T. Scott Ankrum, 703-983-6127.

Past Software SIG Presentations

Testing Software where Cause is De-coupled from Effect  presented by George Hurlburt 8/25/2015

Software Service Level Agreement and Database HA solutions  presented by Michael Chapiro 7/21/2015

Teaching and Old Dog new Tricks: Agile for Legacy Systems  presented by Craeg Strong 6/23/2015

Cyber-Security Policy and Ethics
  presented by Kelly Yamaguchi 5/26/2015

Be Careful What You Pay For 
presented by Rick Spiewak 4/28/2015

Website Performance Testing Strategies to use in Emergency Situations 
presented by Rudy Regner 3/24/2015

CISQ Quality Standard Overview and Integrating Security into SDLC 
presented by Shahid Shah 2/24/2015

“If It Passes Test, It Must Be OK” Common Misconceptions and The Immutable Laws of Software Development
  presented by Girish Seshagiri 1/27/2015

Automated Quality Testing Challenges with Big Data  presented by Michael Chapiro 11/25/2014

Risk Management 103: Risk Metrics Part 2 - Metrics Applications  presented by Mike Helton 10/28/2014

Risk Management 103: Risk Metrics Part 1 - Measuring Risk and the Risk Process  presented by Mike Helton 09/23/2014

The Discipline of Software Engineering 
presented by Mark Doernhoefer of MITRE 08/26/2014

Applying Process Mining to IT Big Data  presented by Richard Eng of MITRE 07/22/2014

A Rules Engine Experiment:  Lessons Learned on When and How to use a Rules-Based Solution  presented by Cris Hutto of MITRE 06/24/2014

Using Agile Principles to Deliver Real Business Value at Scale  presented by: Mark Shima and Joseph Hilger 5/27/2014

Building a Software Assurance Road-map and Using It Effectively  presented by Robert Martin of MITRE 04/22/2014

Open Source Software and Government  presented by David Wheeler of the Institute for Defense Analysis 02/25/2014

Get the Requirements Right...the First Time...  presented by Wayne Beekman of Information Concepts 01/28/2014

Success with Enterprise Architecture  presented by Phil Homan 12/17/2013

A Special Pre-presentation on IEEE Benefits, Including a Video and the IEEE-USA Congressional Representation Preceded the Main Program.  10/29/2013

Development of a Configuration Management Standard for a Government Agency  presented by Ron Perrella and Russ Roseman 10/29/2013

Leadership and Career Development  presented by Joe Ludford 9/24/2013

Model-based Architecture and Engineering  presented by Victor Harrison 8/27/2013

Risk Management 102  presented by Mike Helton 7/23/2013

Open Stack  presented by Pat Holben 6/25/2013

Requirements Metrics for Requirements Statements  presented by Chao Y. Din 5/28/2013

High Maturity Practices and Lifetime Warranty Against Software Defects  presented by Girish Seshagiri 4/23/2013

The Rise of Big Data and Data Science  presented by Donald Miner 3/26/2013

Risk Management presented by Al Florence 2/26/2013

Configuration Management presented by Russ Roseman 1/22/2013 audio file

Near Future of Automated Software Testing  presented by Elfriede Dustin 11/29/2012

Knowledge Extraction and Analysis of Software  presented by Mike Oara and Rama Moorthy of Hatha Systems 10/23/2012  audio file

Agile Quality Management Techniques  presented by Jim Jamieson 9/25/2012 audio file

Software Security Assurance: Enabling Security Automation and Software Supply Chain Risk Management  Presented by Joe Jarzombek of DHS 8/30/2012  audio file

Requirements-Management Requirements -- Requistite Doors to Success  Presented by Alfred Kromholz of MITRE 7/24/2012  (No slides or audio file available)

Systems Engineering Management Process (SEMP)  Presented by Jim Todd of DRC  6/26/2012  (The link is to the audio recording.  No slides were used.)

Software Assurance Metrics and Tool Evaluation (SAMATE) Overview  Presented by Tim Boland of NIST  5/29/2012.

Cybersecurity Myths, Twists, and Strategies  Presented by Bill Neugent of MITRE  4/24/2012. audio file

Exposing Security Risks for Commercial Mobile Devices (CMDs) Presented by Jeff Voas of NIST and Angelos Stavrou of GMU  3/27/2012.  audio file

Understanding How the Bad Guys Attack Your Software: CAPEC Presented by Sean Barnum of MITRE  2/21/2012.  audio file

Building Watson--An Overview of the DeepQA Project Presented by David A. Ferrucci of IBM  1/24/2012  (slides are not available).

Leveraging Semantic Web Technologies for Improved Decision Making Presented by Samuel Chance 11/29/2011.  rescheduled from earlier  audio file

Predicting Software Quality Early  Presented by Girish Seshagiri 10/25/2011. audio file

Transforming Technical Leads into Effective project Managers  Presented by Rita Hadden 9/20/2011. audio file

Leveraging Semantic Web Technologies for Improved Decision Making  Presented by Samuel Chance 8/23/2011.  meeting canceled

Software Quality in 2011: A Survey of the State of the Art  Presented by Capers Jones 7/26/2011.

The Smart Grid: Power for the 21st Century  Presented by George Arnold 6/28/2011.  audio file of Smart Grid

Overview of the NIST Risk Management Framework as described in SP 800-37  Presented by Lance Kelson 5/24/2011.    audio file 1