Android Security Symposium 2015

Android security architecture

About the speaker

Nikolay Elenkov

Sarion Systems Research, Tokyo, Japan
Nikolay Elenkov has been working on enterprise security projects for the past 10 years. He has developed security software on various platforms, ranging from smart cards and HSMs to Windows and Linux servers. He became interested in Android shortly after the initial public release and is the author of Android Security Internals.


This talk will give an overview of Android's security architecture from the bottom up, and present the major Android subsystems and components that relate to device and data security. The talk will cover broader topics that affect all applications, such as package and user management, permissions and device policy, and will also touch on more specific ones such as cryptographic providers, PKI, and credential storage. Some of the changes introduced in the upcoming Android M release will also be explored.


Get the slides here.