Security B-Sides London 2015

3rd of June 2015
ILEC Conference Centre 47 Lillie Road, London, SW6 1UD
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Wednesday, June 3 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Updating the Future

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Software updates are a nightmare. For users, for manufacturers and also for the hacking community. That zero day that gets binned after months of effort can really be upsetting. Or something.

Mobile phone software updates are difficult. Deploying to millions of users on fragmented platforms across networks that can be very limited is just plain hard. Put mobile network operators and a bunch of other stakeholders in the mix and it gets even worse. So how can we make it better? Do we have to submit to a vertical supply chain dominated by one vendor and their whims? Are users being deliberately sacrificed because end-of-lifing a product or platform is cheap? What about the device? Can we or should we even trust it? What is an acceptable time to fix?

The mobile industry is working on this, but it isn't easy. This talk discusses the many challenges and what solutions are being proposed. It also takes a look at what requirements are necessary for updating constrained devices in both the Internet of Things and Automotive.


David Rogers

David is a mobile phone security expert who runs Copper Horse Solutions Ltd, a software and security company currently focusing on IoT security research and products, based in Windsor, UK. He also chairs the Device Security Group at the GSM Association and teaches the Mobile Systems... Read More →

Wednesday June 3, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm BST
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