Security of the Modern Mobile OS

The idea for this blog post came to me during a discussion around some recent research performed by Cisco's Talos threat research group. The post: Advanced Mobile Malware Campaign in India uses Malicious MDM authored by Warren Mercer, Paul Rascagneres and Andrew Williams and the follow-up post containing additional research found here: Part-2. In this … Continue reading Security of the Modern Mobile OS

Using Configurator 2 to prep iOS for CSC

In order to use Cisco Security Connector (CSC) for iOS, the endpoint must first be in supervised mode and managed by an MDM. The easiest way to manage Apple iOS devices is to use Apple's Device Enrollment Program (DEP); which is now rolled into their new Apple Business Manager (ABM) program. However, there are certainly … Continue reading Using Configurator 2 to prep iOS for CSC

Protecting iOS against the aLTEr attacks

Researchers from Ruhr-Universität Bochum & New York University Abu Dhabi have uncovered a new attack against devices using the Long-Term Evolution (LTE) network protocol. LTE, which is a form of 4G, is a mobile communications standard used by billions of devices and the largest cellular providers around the world. In other words, the attack can … Continue reading Protecting iOS against the aLTEr attacks

My experience at Cisco Live 2018 in Orlando

I have had many people ask me about what Cisco Live is like, from my perspective as a long-time attendee and a member of the Hall of Fame Elite for speakers.  While my perspective may be a bit different than your average attendee, I thought I’d give it a shot and write it up. Cisco … Continue reading My experience at Cisco Live 2018 in Orlando

Workaround to restore a non-supervised iOS backup onto a supervised iOS phone

The date was June 26th 2017.  Cisco’s CEO, Chuck Robbins, was delivering his keynote at Cisco Live US in Las Vegas. Out comes a very special guest, Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, who sat on a stool next to Chuck & they announced a few things to the world that were coming out of the Apple|Cisco … Continue reading Workaround to restore a non-supervised iOS backup onto a supervised iOS phone