Jonathan Seals

NowSecure, Mobile Application Security Analyst

Talk Title

Be Aware & Prepare: Independent Security Reviews Build User Trust


Dubai Room




11:15 > 20 min


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Looking to set your app apart from the rest on Google Play? For 88% of users, how much personal data they share depends on how much they trust a company. Show customers you safeguard their data and are transparent with your privacy practices by completing a new Independent Security Review and get a badge on your Google Play Data safety declaration. In this session, learn about the new App Defense Alliance (ADA) Mobile App Security Assessment (MASA), launched Fall 2022 and how it can drive your business:
- Learn about the MASA validation process
- Get tips on secure coding practices to speed your validation
- See how & why so many other top Android apps have been validated
Get the inside scoop from NowSecure experts who helped create the ADA MASA framework and who have conducted hundreds of MASA assessments.

Speaker Bio

Jonathan is a highly skilled professional with a diverse background in military service, law enforcement, and cybersecurity. With a strong foundation in security practices and extensive experience in mobile application security analysis.

Having served 5 years in the Marine Corps as a helicopter crew chief, including a deployment to Afghanistan, Jonathan developed a strong work ethic, discipline, and a commitment to excellence. Following his military service, he transitioned to a career in law enforcement, where he spent 7 years working on various cases and specialized in digital forensics. Jonathan’s expertise in analyzing digital evidence and uncovering critical information played a pivotal role in solving cases across all levels.

Driven by a passion for cybersecurity, Jonathan pursued further education and obtained his CompTIA Security+ certification. He is also currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity to expand his knowledge and skills in the field. In 2021, Jonathan joined NowSecure as a Mobile Application Security Analyst, where he conducts rigorous testing of applications and contribute to special projects.

With a deep understanding of security protocols, emerging threats, and industry best practices, Jonathan possesses the ability to identify vulnerabilities, conduct comprehensive security assessments, and provide actionable recommendations to enhance the security posture of mobile applications. His technical proficiency in utilizing various security tools and technologies ensures thorough penetration testing and effective risk mitigation.

Outside of their professional endeavors, Jonathan remains committed to continuous learning and staying up-to-date with the latest trends and advancements in the field of mobile application security.

With a solid foundation built on his military service, law enforcement background, and extensive knowledge in cybersecurity, Jonathan brings a unique perspective and a wealth of experience to every project he undertakes. His dedication, integrity, and commitment to excellence make him a valuable asset in protecting organizations against mobile application security threats.