Keynote Address: Android: Securing A Mobile Platform From The Ground Up presented at 18th USENIX Security Symposium 2009

by Rich Cannings,

Tags: Security Keynote

Summary : Android is an open source mobile platform designed to support easy and open development of mobile applications. Our challenge was to design a platform that balanced our goal of open development and user choice with the unique challenges of securing a consumer-focused mobile system.
Keeping both historic and modern threats in mind, we used various approaches to protect the user and the carrier: cryptography, exploit mitigation features, system updates, UI design, and reuse of UNIX security features in a novel way.