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MobilVox Discusses Reverse-Engineering at IEEE Meeting

Monday, December 21, 2009

Reston, VA - MobilVox, Inc. software engineer team member Jamie Gambetta visited the University of Scranton in Scranton, PA -his alma mater- to speak to a group of students and professors about an interesting software engineering topic, "Reverse Engineering." This group, a student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), is led by Dr. Berger of University of Scranton in the Electrical Engineering (EE) department.

Reverse engineering is not a heavily discussed topic in academia outside of advanced courses that specifically specialize in security. Therefore, Gambetta's talk was met with great enthusiasm from the students as well as the professors. In a presentation followed by a Q&A session, the discussion centered on the technical, legal, and ethical implications of reverse engineering. General software protection mechanisms were discussed in order to illustrate the numerous ways in which reverse engineering is used in the field of software security. However, appropriately enough, there are extensive countermeasures that can be taken to counter reverse engineering. After learning about standard engineering topics approached in reverse engineering at a mostly theoretical level from professors and textbooks, this real world application for the students added a perceivable element to their understanding of the theory's applications. About MobilVox

MobilVox, founded in 1998, is an information technology firm that specializes in the development of custom software applications. Over the course of the company's lifetime, MobilVox has focused on writing software that solves complex problems. Its extensive application of the many different facets of software engineering is an example of how knowledge and experience can be spread from the workplace to the community.


Becky Carnovale (724) 349-3339