Bad for Enterprise: Attacking BYOD enterprise mobility security solutions (Black Hat Conference 2016)

Bad for Enterprise: Attacking BYOD enterprise mobility security solutions

The global market for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and enterprise mobility is expected to quadruple in size over the next four years, hitting $284 billion by 2019. BYOD software is used by some of the largest organizations and governments around the world. Barclays, Walmart, AT&T, Vodafone, United States Department of Homeland Security, United States Army, Australian Department of Environment and numerous other organizations, big and small, all over the world. Enterprise Mobile Security (EMS) is a component of BYOD solutions that promises data, device and communications security for enterprises. Amongst others, it aims to solve Data Loss, Network Privacy and jailbreaking/rooting of devices. 
Using the Good Technology EMS suite as an example, my talk will show that EMS solutions are largely ineffective and in some cases can even expose an organization to unexpected risks. I will show attacks against EMS protected apps on jailbroken and non-jailbroken devices, putting to rest the rebuttal that CxOs and solution vendors often give penetration testers, ""We do not support jailbroken devices."" I will also introduce a groundbreaking tool, Swizzler, to help penetration testers confronted with apps wrapped into EMS protections. The tool conveniently automates a large amount of attacks that allows pen-testers to bypass each of the protections that Good and similar solutions implement. In a live demonstration of Swizzler I will show how to disable tampering detection mechanisms and application locks, intercept & decrypt encrypted data, and route ""secure"" HTTP requests through BURP into established Good VPN tunnels to attack servers on an organization's internal network. Swizzler will be released to the world along with my talk at Blackhat USA. Whether you are a CxO, administrator or user, you can't afford not to understand the risks associated with BYOD.


Vincent Tan ( @vincent_tky )

Vincent Tan has over 4 years of experience in information security, whose expertise spans almost the entire enterprise technology eco-system. His expertise and experience includes software engineering, vulnerability research, penetration testing, source code auditing, reverse engineering and network analysis as well as many other areas within the information security industry. This broad and deep capability gives Vincent a unique insight into the complexities of enterprise eco-systems and how they can be undermined. He has spent the past year focused on understanding, analyzing and attacking mobile applications across different platforms and operating systems. His work with hostile and complex mobile applications has given him the necessary knowledge and understanding on how to securely develop mobile application and also measures that mobile security solution provided need to take in order to properly secure mobile devices.

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(Source: Black Hat USA 2016, Las Vegas)


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