Copper Horse’s Mobile Security Intern, April Baracho discusses challenges and methods of setting up secure and usable associations for IoT devices that have no visible user interface.
We are living in a world that is getting to be increasingly interconnected, an environment best described as the ‘Internet of Things’. Central to the existence and proliferation of the IoT is the automation of mundane tasks. This in turn depends on the ability of devices to communicate with each other with minimal human interaction. In order to achieve this, any device joining the network needs to be enrolled onto it.… Continue reading
Another year and we’re back again. This year’s Copper Horse security dinner will take place as usual at a secret location in Barcelona on the 23rd of February. With some of the world’s leading minds in mobile security present, it’s the hottest ticket for Sunday night. Contact us if you’d like to attend, there’s a limited number of places. As always, we split the bill at the end.
Earlier this year, we promised to release the full version of our work which led to our Mobile Security Leaflet. We’re pleased to say that this is now available as a short book, “Mobile Security: A Guide for Users” from this site. We hope that you find it useful. It should be interesting for everyone from veterans of the mobile industry through to the people it’s really designed for, everyday users. The guidance on lost and stolen devices, threats and attacks and how to keep yourself safe should be applicable to everyone who owns a mobile phone. Happy reading!
We’re pleased to be able to say that we have produced a free-to-download leaflet on mobile phone security, entitled “What risks are you taking?” The leaflet, which is available for download as a regular pdf or print-ready pdf file, provides advice on how to use a mobile phone safely and securely. It includes a section on the main threats that users need to be aware of when using their mobile device including via mediums like WiFi and the phone’s browser, things that many users will not have considered when using their phone.
The leaflet continues to provide advice on… Continue reading
On April 15th, Copper Horse Director, David Rogers, chaired a panel discussion for Mobile Monday on the subject of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), called BYOD: A Faustian pact? The discussion looked at all aspects of a subject that’ll be fresh in the minds of many employers around the world. Panellists included renowned experts on the subject from companies such as Blackberry and Telefonica.
Whilst there are many positives to taking up the scheme, such as increased flexibility, improved productivity and reduced costs, there are a number of unanswered questions surrounding BYOD and this is what the… Continue reading
Copper Horse recently worked with a mobile telecoms fraud detection company to develop a mobile solution to replace an existing, but outdated bespoke ‘box’. Copper Horse developed a completely mobile device-based solution which included custom applications for core elements of telephony and messaging. By creating a new platform for the existing solution based on a smartphone, this enabled the client to take advantage of the other features available such as GPS, multiple wireless bearers and the camera to further enrich their own offering to their customers. The solution is now in use worldwide, with a revenue assurance solution in… Continue reading
The Global Mobile Awards is one of the main events that takes place at Mobile World Congress each year. Over six hundred entries and nominations were in contention for the thirty-seven categories of which honours are awarded to. Once again, Copper Horse Director, David Rogers, served as a judge at the event, in the category for ‘Best Mobile Safeguard & Security Products and Services’. This particular award was won by Adaptive Mobile and Syniverse.
The awards are often hosted by well-known celebrities and this year was no different, with British comedian David Walliams taking centre stage to… Continue reading
Copper Horse were present once again at the world’s largest mobile event, Mobile World Congress, held at Barcelona’s Fira GranVia in February. The team were present in the city for a week, attending various talks, meeting a lot of companies and going to fringe events over the four days of the congress and the weekend before.
One of the highlights of the company’s week was the presentation of the inaugural Dead Technology Award – a prize given to a technology that had either died off or flopped considerably in 2012 in the technology world. At the Sunday event… Continue reading