STARWEST 2024 Concurrent Session : Cloud Testing of Cybersecurity Features in Mobile Apps


Thursday, September 26, 2024 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Cloud Testing of Cybersecurity Features in Mobile Apps

In CI/CD pipelines, automated testing services validate functionality of apps across hundreds of real-world mobile devices and OS versions. However, these same automated testing services can use methods and tools that violate security policies such as: emulators, virtualization, resigning, debugging, dual spaces, Magisk and more. Once security protections are added to a mobile app, the security features will trigger and may prevent automated testing. In this session, Karen will discuss how you can eliminate the need to test protected and unprotected builds separately. You will also learn how you can reduce complexity when testing protected mobile apps and automate testing of mobile apps that are protected.

Karen Hsu

Karen Hsu is SVP Mobile DevOps and Security Solutions at Appdome, focused on automating the delivery of secure mobile apps inside the DevOps pipeline. She co-founded BlockchainIntel to identify fraud in ACH, credit card, and crypto transactions, becoming part of Appdome to extend the mission of protecting people and companies from bad actors. With over 25 years of experience in tech, Karen is co-inventor of 5 patents and has led teams for security, Web3, Cloud Data Management, and CRM platforms. Karen has a B.S. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University. She co-founded Blockchain by Women to provide a platform for best practices on security and risk mitigation.