"It is a must-have for security architects and consultants as well as enterprise security managers who are working with mobile devices and applications."

Dr. Dena Haritos Tsamitis, Director, Information Networking Institute (INI) Director of Education, CyLab Carnegie Mellon University

"Good book for Android security enthusiasts and developers that also covers advance topic like reverse engineering of Android applications. A must have book for all security professionals."

Sanjay Katkar, Co-Founder Quick Heal Technologies

"It's an excellent book for professional businesses that are trying to move their corporate applications on mobile / Android platform. It helped me understand the threats foreseen in Android applications and how to protect against them. Thanks for putting together a structured text on Android security."

Jagmeet Malhotra, Vice President, Royal Bank of Scotland

"Smart mobile devices need smart security. If you are facing the complex challenge of securing data and applications for Android, this book provides valuable insight into the security architecture and practical guidance for safeguarding this modern platform."

Gerhard Eschelbeck, Chief Technology Officer, Sophos

"Abhishek and Anmol's book Android Security: Attacks & Defenses is a great introduction to Android security. Their chapter "Reverse Engineering Android Applications" provides the groundwork for anybody interested in mobile malware analysis and cracking the nitty-gritty of most Android apps."

Nicholas Falliere, Founder JEB Decompiler & Security Researcher

"In their book Android Security: Attacks and Defenses, Dubey and Misra have filled a critical gap in software security literature by providing a unique and holistic approach to addressing this critical and often misunderstood topic..."

James Ransome, Senior Director, Product Security McAfee . An Intel Company

The book gives security professionals and executives a practical guide to the security implications and best practices for deploying Android platforms and applications in the (corporate) environment.

Steve Martino, VP Information Security, Cisco

Author

     Abhishek Dubey

Abhishek has a wide variety of experience in information security, including reverse engineering, malware analysis, and vulnerability detection. He is currently working as a Lead/Senior Engineer of the Security Services and Cloud Operations team at Cisco. Prior to joining Cisco, Abhishek was Senior Researcher in the Advanced Threat Research Group at Webroot Software.

Abhishek holds a master's degree in Information Security and Technology Management from Carnegie Mellon University and also holds a B.Tech degree in Computer Science and Engineering. He is currently pursuing studies in Strategic Decisions and Risk Management at Stanford University. He has served as Vice President of Operations and Alliances for the Bay Area chapter of the Carnegie Mellon Alumni Association. This alumni chapter is 5,000 students strong.

In his free time, Abhishek is an avid distance runner and photographer. He also enjoys rock climbing and being a foodie.

Author

        Anmol Misra

Anmol is a contributing author of the book Defending the Cloud: Waging War in Cyberspace (Infinity Publishing, December 2011). His expertise includes mobile and application security, vulnerability management, application and infrastructure security assessments, and security code reviews.

He is currently Program Manager of the Critical Business Security External (CBSE) team at Cisco. The CBSE team is part of the Information Security Team (InfoSec) at Cisco and is responsible for the security of Cisco.s Cloud Hosted Services. Prior to joining Cisco, Anmol was a Senior Consultant with Ernst & Young LLP. In his role, he advised Fortune 500 clients on defining and improving Information Security programs and practices. He helped large corporations to reduce IT security risk and achieve regulatory compliance by improving their security posture.

Anmol holds a master's degree in Information Networking from Carnegie Mellon University. He also holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Engineering. He served as Vice President of Alumni Relations for the Bay Area chapter of the Carnegie Mellon Alumni Association.

In his free time, Anmol enjoys long walks on the beaches of San Francisco. He is a voracious reader of nonfiction books especially, history and economics and is an aspiring photographer.