Introduction to Mobile Application Testing (Workshop)       13:00

David Turco (@endle__) - Senior Security Consultant at Context Information Security


Follow this surveymonkey link to pre-register.


The workshop starts by introducing the basics of mobile application testing.

It will then cover key concepts of the Android Operating System and Android applications such as sandboxing, permissions, APK, Android manifest, intents, activities, broadcast receivers, content providers, services, URL schemes, Android Debug Bridge, and SMALI. Commonly used tools will be introduced throughout the workshop.

Attendees will then practice what they learned in a series of exercises and demos using the provided mobile training virtual machine.


The workshop is aimed at an audience with a basic skill level. You should have understanding of basic web application testing, have used a modern mobile phone, and speak basic *nix.

For the workshop you need a laptop with the Mobile Training virtual machine already installed.

The Mobile Training virtual machine, its requirements and the installation instructions can be downloaded from:

JP Morgan

Diversity in Cyber

Come join us during your lunch break to hear from a diverse group of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. developers and cybersecurity engineers. They will be on-hand to answer questions on what it’s like to work for J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. in Glasgow, our commitment to hiring in diversity, hear about how we support our employees with learning and development, and chat about their day to day working life.

All Day Events

  • Car Hacking Village

There will be two talks, Ian at 10am and Will at 11am. And as you may have seen, the BSides Edinburgh badges this year become useful nano-CanBus boards with the addition of about £5 worth of components. Ian will be selling them 1st come 1st served on the day. Check out his github repo at for code.

  • Lock Picking Village

Steve Wilson and his team will run the lock picking village throughout the day, with advice and challenge for hobbyists and professionals of all ages.