2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Apps Exposed: A Look into the Most Dangerous Apps

#sxsw #MobileRisk


We are a nation of smartphone addicts: 7 out of 10 adults keep their smartphone near most of the time. However, as we hold our phones close and protect them from harm, do they return the favor or are they up to no good behind-the-scenes? In this session, we will discuss the biggest mobile security threats and highlight key examples, including the top three "good" apps and the top three "most dangerous" apps based on malicious content and risky app behaviors. Attendees will learn from a panel of industry experts about how apps infect devices, collect (and sell) data on users and other risks, along with new ways to keep mobile devices secure. Sponsored by Webroot.



Alan Murray

SVP of Prod


As Apperian’s head of Product, Alan is responsible for crafting and guiding the company’s product roadmap and leveraging technological innovations to solve enterprise mobility challenges for our customers and partners more swiftly than any alternative available. Period.

Before joining Apperian, Alan was VP of Product Management at Novell. During his tenure there, he oversaw Novell’s Systems and Resource Management Business Unit and the Identity and Security Management portfolio, building on strong strategic acquisitions. Prior to joining Novell, Alan worked for GE Capital as an Enterprise Solution Architect, where he utilized his deep knowledge of ASP and broadband, applications on-demand and application leasing models.

Alan holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce from Dalhousie University. When not in Engineering scrum meetings, Alan can be found “soaring” the thermals in a glider high above New England.

His favorite mobile apps are Spotify, JRemote, and Dynalicious.


Erich Stuntebeck

Dir of Mobility Research


Erich Stuntebeck is the director of mobility research at AirWatch®, the global leader and innovator in mobile security and the largest Enterprise Mobile Management (EMM) provider. In this role, Stuntebeck leads a team of research engineers who specialize in mobile device security and enterprise systems integration. He manages the development of proof-of-concept device and server side applications and works to ensure the proper device use of cryptographic techniques and algorithms. Stuntebeck focuses on long-term security related product strategy and features, working closely with AirWatch’s legal intellectual property team on patent fillings.

Prior to joining AirWatch, Stuntebeck worked as a research engineer for a variety of industry leading research institutions, including Microsoft, IBM, the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences and Bell Laboratories. He was also the co-founder of Zensi, a smart-grid technology startup that was acquired by Belkin International in 2010. While earning his degrees in electrical and computer engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, Stuntebeck worked as a researcher in the Ubiquitous Computing Laboratory and a research engineer in the Broadband and Wireless Networking Laboratory.

Stuntebeck earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. He also received a Master of Science and a Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. Stuntebeck holds a patent for the invention of a Sub-room-level Indoor Location System that uses wideband power line positioning.


Fahmida Rashid

Security Analyst


As a technology journalist, Fahmida Y. Rashid draws on her past experiences as a former developer, management consultant, network administrator, and product manager. She focuses on information security, especially data protection, network security, and privacy. Either writing about security has made her paranoid, or she writes about security because she was already paranoid. It's not quite clear which came first.


Grayson Milbourne

Dir of Security Intelligence


Grayson Milbourne is the Security Intelligence Director for Internet security company Webroot. Over the past nine years Milbourne has worked in various areas of the company, spending the past seven years focused on threat analysis. His areas of security intelligence expertise range from mobile to reversing to automation to cloud security. Grayson is also an avid participant in the security community and drives awareness of current threats by speaking at major events such as RSA and Virus Bulletin. Most recently, Grayson has been focusing on the growth of mobile malware and the risks associated with BYOD. Additionally, he writes and provides technical review for the Webroot blog.

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