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Keeping Secrets: Privacy and Security in an online age

Keeping Secrets: Privacy and Security in an online age

The rapid rise in the use of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets raises issues of security and privacy, especially for Android users. So how can consumers protect their privacy and security given the Android operating system has become a top target for malicious code?

The rapid rise in the use of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets raises issues of security and privacy, especially for Android users. So how can consumers protect their privacy and security given the Android operating system has become a top target for malicious code?

In the second of the annual Gibbons Lecture series, senior lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Auckland, Giovanni Russello, discusses the special issues involving security with the widespread adoption of mobile computing devices.

Smartphones equipped with the Android operating system represent 82% of the very competitive worldwide market for mobile devices. However, Android has become the top target for malicious code because the Android standard security mechanism has unique vulnerabilities.

Dr Russello’s lecture discusses problems with the Android security model and local research intended to help solve these issues.

Dr Russello’s research expertise is in the fast-evolving field of system security for both mobile and cloud platforms. He has authored or co-authored well over 50 research papers and books and holds four provisional patents. Dr Russello’s recent research has concentrated on developing novel security solutions to address vulnerabilities of mobile devices - he is the founder and CEO of Active Mobile Security, a start-up company funded by UniServices, the University’s commercial arm.

Dr Russello holds a PhD from Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands and an MSc from the University of Catania in Italy. He joined the Auckland Computer Science Department in 2012 from CREATE-NET in Trento, Italy, where he was the leader of the Security Group after completing a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Imperial College London.

Lecture details: 6pm (for a 6.30pm start) Thursday 8 May, Room OGGB3/260-092, Level-0, Owen G Glenn Building, University of Auckland, Grafton Rd. Public parking is available in the basement of the Owen G Glenn Building at 12 Grafton Rd.

The Gibbons Public Lecture series is held annually and open to the public. Entry is free. The lectures in this series will be streamed live.

For more information go to: https://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/gibbons_lectures/#next


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