Hadi Nahari - MontaVista Software
Software Security Professional
Speaking Topic: Providing End-To-End Security in a Linux Environment

Hadi Nahari is a software security professional with 14 years of experience in all aspects of software development lifecycle, including extensive work in design and architecture, verification, proof-of-concept, and implementation of software systems. Hadi has worked on large-scale high-end enterprise systems, as well as constrained-resources embedded systems, with primary focus and interest on Security, Cryptography, Complex Systems Design, and Vulnerability Assessment & Threat Analysis. Hadi has led and contributed to various security projects for Netscape Communications, Sun Microsystems, United States Government, Motorola, etc.

As mobility continues to be the real success story for Linux, manufacturers are globally looking to Linux as the platform for their next generation designs. For handset manufacturers, sustainable competitive advantage requires cost and time-to-market efficiencies nd product differentiation. As software complexity increases, manufacturers are forced to seek out more robust software platforms that easily facilitate migration from voice-focused devices to much more multimedia intensive clients. With Linux, manufacturers are able to differentiate and create a cost effective phone design while giving operators the ability to leverage a single platform from the network to the device.

Currently, an estimated 70 percent of new semiconductor devices are Linux-enabled. Such high growth is accompanied by inevitable security risks. Primarily, Linux-savvy hackers who were once confined to standard computing devices are now presented with the opportunity to hack Linux-enabled mobile devices. Because of these increased risks there is great value in understanding how and why to implement an effective security measure in a mobile Linux environment.

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