Jan Kromel

Ph.d.Team leader, Lynx, Slovakia

He was born in Vranov nad Topľou, Slovakia. After the graduation at high school, he started his study at Comenius University in Bratislava, where he earned PhD. in petrology. He started to work for LYNX, since 2006 as the security specialist where he achieved team leader position of the Technical analyses department. He has passed Sun Certified System Administrator certification in 2009 and SANS GIAC Mobile Device Security Analyst certification in 2015. With over 10 years of professional experience in the area of IT security, his interests are focused to forensic analysis of malware, security of mobile devices, penetration testing and mix of these fields. His key professional experiences in mentioned fields are from participation and cooperation with National Security Authority, Cyber defense exercises with NATO, and partially from projects for Ministry of Defense of the Slovak Republic.

Mobile malware forensic analysis - lessons from the wild

The malware is today's one of the most evolving threats in the field of IT security. On the other hand, mobile devices slowly replace classical desktops in many fields of everyday life. The growing popularity of mobile devices raises the attention of malware authors, which adopt techniques from desktop operating systems to these devices. The mobile malware is in many cases overlooked threat in many organizations thus enabling malware authors to penetrate the corporate network. The presentation will be divided into 3 main sections which will, in the beginning, describe the main types of mobile operating systems in conjunction with its malware opportunities. Following section will discuss the various techniques used for malware forensic analysis in regards to mobile malware and the final section will cover mobile malware forensic analysis as the part of an incident response plan. The presentation will demonstrate lessons learned from the forensic analysis of the mobile malware with examples of tools and adoption of techniques from the traditional malware forensic analysis.


Mobile malware forensic analysis - lessons from the wild