KEYNOTE - Google

"Examining How Google Is Making Its Android Ecosystem Safer"

Adrian LUDWIG , Director of Engineering, Lead Engineer, Android Security 

GOOGLE

12/1/16

About Adrian LUDWIG, DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING, LEAD ENGINEER, ANDROID SECURITY, GOOGLE

Adrian is the Lead Engineer for Android Security at Google.  In this role, he is responsible for the security of the Android platform and Google's applications and services for Android. His presentation at TRUSTECH 2016 will explain their latest plans and advances in the ever-changing world of security.

In context, last year Google performed over 400 million checks of devices per day for security issues and helped find and wipe over 200,000 lost or stolen devices per day and checked over 6 billion installed applications per day for malware.

"One of the things we do on Android security is look at every single application that comes into Google Play, every single application that we can find on a website that you've heard of, as well as every website you haven't heard of. We're really good at crawling the Web and finding that stuff."

As to the future, Ludwig states

If the future of security lies in managing risk, then the future of security is machine learning, the same breed of artificial intelligence that has proven so successful in so many other parts of the Google empire. We shouldn’t code hard-and-fast digital rules that aim to stop all online attacks. As the internet grows more complex—as it reaches more people—this would end up shutting everyone out. Instead, we should build systems that can analyze the larger landscape and learn to identify potential problems on the fly.”

Prior to joining Google, Adrian held technical leadership positions at Joyent, Adobe, Macromedia, @stake, and the Department of Defense. He has a BA in Mathematics from Williams College and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.