The Appthority team is headed to Las Vegas next week to spread the word about how to protect the enterprise and end-users from risky apps.

Domingo Guerra, president and co-founder of Appthority is excited to be presenting at BSides with Mike Raggo, security evangelist at MobileIron, Inc. on Wednesday, August 6 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Tuscany Suites (255 E. Flamingo Rd. Las Vegas, NV).

An information security conference that aims to get discussions started on the “next big thing,” BSides provides a unique opportunity to have interactive conversations with session attendees to elicit positive change in the industry.

Titled, “Bring your own Risky Apps,” Domingo and Mike will discuss how BYOD is a trend that is introducing exponentially more risk to end-users and organizations. As we’ve discussed previously, malware exploit scenarios are the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the risks BYOD and BYOApps introduce to the workplace. We will describe these risks during the session using several real-world case studies of how easy it is for an app to side-jack to gain root (jailbreak) and how a popular app like Flappy Bird can be trojan-ized to defeat two factor authentication.

We’re also looking forward to attending Black Hat next week and having conversations about mobile app risk at our booth in the Expo Hall.  We’ll certainly be talking about our new summer 2014 App Reputation Report, which analyzed the behaviors of the top 400 mobile apps: the top 100 free apps and 100 paid apps on both the iOS and Android platforms. We also identify the Top 10 riskiest behaviors and why they threaten the enterprise.

Appthority encourages enterprises to enable a safe and secure mobile workforce by putting mobile app policies in place. Organizations must make policy decisions about behaviors in apps and look for ways to enforce customized policies. A new approach is needed to address mobile threats in an automated and scalable way.

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