Welcome to Mobile Computing and Security Lab (MobCS Lab) in the Department of Computer Science at Boston University Metropolitan College.

Mobile devices are now pervasive, not only for personal usage, but also changing the traditional IT environment in enterprises. According to a survey of the organizations with 500 more employees by Gartner Inc, 90% of enterprises have already deployed mobile devices, with smartphones being most widely deployed. BYOD (bring your own device) is an inevitable trend but also top concern for enterprises security. As the new favorite target to attackers, mobile devices become a very vulnerable point to security threats because of its immaturity. As the most popular mobile platform, the open platform Android accounts for 79% of all smartphone shipped in the second quarter of 2013 based on the reports by Gartner and IDC. It also attracted most attention from attackers because of its popularity and openness.

The MobCS Lab studies various aspects in the mobile computing and security area with a particular focus on Android systems. Our work includes mobile platform enhancement, mobile application analysis and mobile sensing. The MobCS lab supports both education and research in Mobile Computing and Security by engaging the faculty and students in the research projects and by the provision of educational and research resources.