Mobile devices have become pervasive computing and storage environments for work, leisure, and socialization. One of the key concerns is the cyber attacks targeting the privacy and data of mobile computing users. One of our main research goals is to systematically build a cohesive body of knowledge from the outcomes of the research efforts aimed at understanding the privacy invasion attack and data stealing tactics and devising appropriate countermeasures. To this end, we have been leveraging Systematic Literature Review method of Evidence-Based Software Engineering (EBSE). In this talk, I’ll present the findings from our effort to systemize the existing literature on the types of privacy invasion attacks and data stealing tactics and the reported countermeasures. The findings will be presented using the taxonomic frameworks built to help not only identify the areas where technological and organisational resources can be allocated but also provide knowledge-based guidance for the future efforts to devise and evaluate appropriate solutions.
M. Ali Babar is a Professor of Software Engineering in the School of Computer Science, the University of Adelaide, Australia. He is the founder and coordinator of CREST – Centre for Research on Engineering Software Technologies (http://crest-centre.net
). He also holds an academic position with IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Prior to this, he was Reader in Soft- ware Engineering at Lancaster University UK. Previously, he worked as a researcher and project leaders in different research centres in Ireland and Australia. His research projects have attracted funding from various agencies in Denmark, UK, Ireland, and Australia. He is a member of the steering committees of several international software engineering and architecture conferences such as WICSA, ECSA, and ICGSE. He regularly runs tutorials and gives talks on topics related to software architecture, global soft are development, cloud computing, and empirical approaches at various international conferences. More information on Prof. M. Ali Babar can be found at http://malibabar.wordpress.com