Georgia Weidman is a well known figure in mobile security circles, thanks in part to her work on the open source Smartphone Pentest Framework project. Now Weidman is turning her attention to the enterprise with a new startup called Shevirah, that emerged from the Mach37 Cybersecurity accelerator program earlier this year.
In a video interview with eSecurityPlanet Weidman explains how she helps train people to learn about mobile security. While there are some automated tools for security researchers, Weidman emphasizes that it's important to understand the core principles of how systems work.
Since graduating from the Mach37 cyber accelerator, Shevirah has gotten positive traction as customers engage with Weidman to bring her open source mobile security platform to market. There is a big difference between a security research project and security that enterprises consume, she notes.
"The cooler the exploit, the better it is in the research field," she says.
When it comes to the enterprise, the focus is different. So Weidman has made a lot of shifts from areas she thinks are cool to instead focusing on items that have the most impact for enterprise users.
Watch the full video interview with Georgia Weidman below:
Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at eSecurityPlanet and InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.