Markus Kopf, TweetHead of Mobile Development at Payleven
Biography: Markus Kopf
Markus Kopf is Head of Mobile Development at Payleven, Europe’s leading provider for mobile card payments. In this role he is responsible for the development of the Payleven product. His focus lies on the development of native iOS mobile applications and integration into existing systems. He is a regular speaker at conferences and freelance author for various iOS as well as Android magazines. Before Payleven he held relevant positions in companies such as Arconsis, Itemis, and Softlab.
Payleven was the first to offer the European market a Chip & PIN card reader and also the first, to make this technology available in retail. payleven has offices in Germany, London, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Poland, Austria and Brazil.
Presentation: TweetSafety 1st - Mobile Security
In times of of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and access to enterprise systems through an unprotected mobile device app, security is an overly important factor. However, many app developers still neglect security inside their apps because of ignorance or the lack of efforts. The talk will show how app developers can cover their app against man-in-the-middle-attacks with a manageable effort. Furthermore it will stress the misbelief of secure HTTPS connections and make clear how to communicate with a server on a secure way. Used concepts are SSL-Pinning, checking if apps are running on a jailbroken phone as well as the usage of HMac to ensure data integrity. To anyone who wants to learn how to ensure that you are talking to the desired server and how to complicate the lives of attackers, this session will be a good choice.