What to Expect at Black Hat USA 2016 | Mobility Briefings

The Black Hat Briefings are fast approaching at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas. The flights are booked and registration forms are completed in full. This conference, which brings scores of briefings to life each year, was created nearly 20 years ago to provide InfoSec professionals a place to gather and learn from the very best what the very latest risks and trends are in the information security world.

The Black Hat Briefings cover topics including critical infrastructure security; enterprise systems and datacenter technologies; vulnerabilities targeting nearly every platform, operating system, and device imaginable; and the latest in research and development—chances are, there’s something here you haven’t thought about yet.

The carefully-selected presenters will speak candidly about Mobile Security, among other topics, outlining problems affecting, and solutions available for, threats faced by the public and private sectors.

During these sessions an expert card of InfoSec masters will discuss how the mobile environment works as a whole. They’ll explore the assumptions and design paradigms of each player in the overall mobile space, along with the requirements and inheritance problems they face.  One session in particular – ‘1000 Ways to Die in Mobile OAuth’ highlights how significantly influential this protocol is due to its swift and wide adoption in the industry, with field giants such as Facebook, Google and Microsoft have re-purposed OAuth for user authentication. 

Listed below are some of the Mobile Security Briefings Scheduled for Black Hat USA 2016


Adaptive Kernel Live Patching: An Open Collaborative Effort to Ameliorate Android N-Day Root Exploits
https://www.blackhat.com/us-16/briefings/schedule/#adaptive-kernel-live-patching-an-open-collaborative-effort-to-ameliorate-android-n-day-root-exploits-3570
Speakers: Tao Wei, Yulong Zhang


A Retrospective on the Use of Export Cryptography
https://www.blackhat.com/us-16/briefings/schedule/#a-retrospective-on-the-use-of-export-cryptography-3213
Speaker: David Adrian


Demystifying the Secure Enclave Processor
https://www.blackhat.com/us-16/briefings/schedule/#demystifying-the-secure-enclave-processor-3438
Speakers: Mathew Solnik, Tarjei Mandt


Samsung Pay: Tokenized Numbers, Flaws and Issues                               https://www.blackhat.com/us-16/briefings/schedule/#samsung-pay-tokenized-numbers-flaws-and-issues-3253
Speaker: Salvador Mendoza



Pangu 9 Internals
https://www.blackhat.com/us-16/briefings/schedule/#pangu-9-internals-3584
Speakers: Hao Xu, Tielei Wang, Xiaobo Chen


Can You Trust Me Now? An Exploration into the Mobile Threat Landscape
https://www.blackhat.com/us-16/briefings/schedule/#can-you-trust-me-now--an-exploration-into-the-mobile-threat-landscape-3434
Speaker: Josh Thomas


1000 Ways to Die in Mobile OAuth
https://www.blackhat.com/us-16/briefings/schedule/#1000-ways-to-die-in-mobile-oauth-4255
Speakers: Eric Chen, Patrick Tague, Robert Kotcher, Shuo Chen, Yuan Tian, Yutong Pei


This year promises to be even more successful than years passed. Black Hat continues to prove itself as an industry leader and InfoSec conqueror. There is a wide and varied menu of sessions for all corners of the Security world. For a full list of briefings and scheduling please visit https://www.blackhat.com/us-16/briefings/schedule/index.html 

We look forward to seeing you all there. For registration please visit https://www.blackhat.com/us-16/registration.html

Of course, stay tuned to IT Security Planet’s Black Hat USA 2016 Coverage Page for the latest news, press, and photos from the event.