How to Succeed as a Red Shirt Without Even Dying

Louis CremenPart of DW17

User Experience and seamless interfaces is so 2007 to 2016. Security is the new sexy. It is so broad and so deep, not even Chuck Norris can cover every topic, and it can’t be fixed with a giant wall. Thankfully, we only have to look at mobile applications, which may seem simple from a security perspective, until your app touches an API – then you’re an extension of a web application and “Underprotected API” is now an OWASP top 10 Web Application Risk and you’re subject to all the top 10 Mobile Application Risk list! Mamamia! 😱

Join Louis in an exciting journey of security, vulnerabilities and mayhem full of 😂 and 🤦🏻‍♂️. Easy to follow, you don’t need to know anything about security to get a lot out of this talk, and you’ll get even more out of it if you do. Learn to talk the talk, walk the walk, gain access to valuable resources and automated tools and live what Louis does for a living: Making Apps Safe Again.


This will be Louis’ (@proxyblue) tenth appearance at /dev/world, and he has been an iOS dev since beta release Day 1. He’s been involved in many mobile projects for Government, Financial and other sectors and has helped code apps that have reached #1 free on the Australian iOS App store. He’s been an iOS dev trainer for AUC, Dimension Data Learning Solutions and more recently he was a lecturer at the University of Wollongong for Mobile Applications.

He is presently an Innovation and Security Engineer at the Centre of Digital Innovation for the UAE Federal Government, a Certified Ethical Hacking trainer for DDLS, the Chief Binary Wrangler for Key Options and is the Chair of Learning Materials for the Credentialed Mobile Device Security Professional (CMDSP) certification. He loves squash, twitter, emoji 😊 and smart people.