April APICS Event – 04/18/17


APICS Austin Presents:

Four Ways to Hack an Authentication System,

and How To Stop Them

with Gelareh Taban and David Okun of IBM Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 Norris Conference Center

 New forms of self-authentication emerge every day, and using biometrics as a means to validate oneself is becoming more popular by the day. However, biometrics are not impervious to bad actors. In this session, Gelareh Taban and David Okun of IBM will show you an example of such an authentication system designed to protect product shipments and deliveries, and four ways to both break into and protect it


David Okun is a Developer Evangelist for IBM, specializing in Swift & Node.js. He has an extensive background in mobile development, previously leading the mobile division of IDscan Biometrics Ltd. in London. He now brings his experience in low level client-side processing and mobile application architecture to the Node.js realm, specifically focused on tools to generate easy-to-use and modifiable API layers.

Gelareh Taban is the security lead for the Swift@IBM team in Austin, TX, where she is responsible for the security of the Swift server runtime as well as the security of the Swift@IBM applications Swift Sandbox and the Swift Package Catalog. Previously, Gelareh was a researcher with IBM Austin Research Lab (ARL), Samsung Research America in Dallas, and a security engineer on Apple’s Application Security team. She holds a PhD from the University of Maryland, College Park, where her research focused on key management and secure data aggregation.

Additional Information:


Norris Conference Center 2525 W. Anderson Lane 78757

Schedule: 5:30-6:00 Registration and Networking 6:00-6:30 Dinner and Announcements 6:30-7:30 Program
Cost: Student $10 Member $30 Non-Member $35

  Go to the following link for registration:  Registration