CRESTCon 2015

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 5 years ago ,

MWR will be presenting two talks at the 3rd information security event jointly organised by CREST and the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP).

Event Description

Now in its third year, this joint event from CREST, the professional body that represents the technical information security industry, and the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) attracts over 300 delegates from the information security industry.

CRESTCon & IISP Congress brings together leading technical, business and academic experts to address the most critical and up-to-date, information security threats and challenges, as well as to collaborate and harness their considerable joint industry knowledge and experience.

CRESTCon 2015 website

Talks presented by MWR

Topic: Fracking with Hybrid Mobile Applications
Speakers: David Hartley

Hybrid mobile applications combine the features of web applications and “native” mobile applications using cross-platform languages such as HTML and JavaScript. These applications are developed using frameworks such as PhoneGap, with the development approach typically providing an embedded web browser. This browser (WebView) executes the application’s web code, providing a “bridge” that allows the web code to access local resources on the device.

There are a number of pros and cons to this approach, from both a technical and business perspective. Understandably, there are also a number of security considerations for developers, testers and the wider business to understand before employing this method.

In order to provide an overview of the attack surface, this talk will explain how hybrid applications work under the hood. This should then highlight the weaknesses in commonly-deployed-defences and will go on to discuss how attackers can compromise hybrid applications.

You can register for tickets to CRESTCon 2015 here



Accreditations & Certificates

MWR is an accredited member of The Cyber Security Incident Response Scheme (CSIR) approved by CREST (Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers).
MWR is certified under the Cyber Incident Response (CIR) scheme to deal with sophisticated targeted attacks against networks of national significance.
We are certified to comply with ISO 9001 and 14001 in the UK, internationally accepted standards that outline how to put an effective quality and environmental management systems in place.
MWR is certified to comply with ISO 27001 to help ensure our client information is managed securely.
As an Approved Scanning Vendor MWR is approved by PCI SSC to conduct external vulnerability scanning services to PCI DSS Requirement 11.2.2.
We are members of the Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers (CREST), an organisation serving the needs of the information security sector.
MWR is a supplier to the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), which provides commercial and procurement services to the UK public sector.
MWR is a Qualified Security Assessor, meaning we have been qualified by PCI to validate other organisation's adherence to PCI DSS.
As members of CHECK we are measured against high standards set by NCSC for the services we provide to Her Majesty's Government.
MWR’s consultants hold Certified Simulated Attack Manager (CCSAM) and Certified Simulated Attack Specialist (CCSAS) qualifications and are authorized by CREST to perform STAR penetration testing services.