Seminar Talk: Trevor Henry Chiboora, Upanzi Network

February 06, 2024

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET


Evaluating Mobile Banking Application Security Posture Using the OWASP’s MASVS Framework


In the context of financial gain, hackers are motivated to exploit vulnerabilities that could result in financial or data loss. Trevor Henry Chiboora’s talk will delve into the findings of a comprehensive analysis of 18 mobile applications from different financial institutions in Africa. The assessment, conducted using the Mobile Application Security Verification Standard v2.0 by OWASP as the guide, provides insights into the security practices across different organizational scales. The talk will highlight the importance of proper testing procedures in the financial sector and discuss recommendations for enhancing the security posture of mobile applications.


Trevor Henry Chiboora is a dynamic cybersecurity specialist based in Kigali, Rwanda, with a strong educational background and practical experience. He currently serves as a Research Associate at CyLab-Africa, where he works on the VAPTs (Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing) project. In this role, he conducts research related to cybersecurity and specializes in performing Pentests on mobile and web applications. Notably, he played a key role in deploying a state-of-the-art Security Operations Center (SOC) using Elastic Security, MISP, and other integrations. Trevor is dedicated to enhancing the security of cyberspace to protect user’s sensitive information and build trust in the online environment.


This event is hosted by the University of Washington's Change Organization. The organization is a cross-campus collaboration bringing together faculty and students from the University of Washington with the wider community to collaborate on and explore the challenges of developing technology in the context of positive social change. The change organization seeks to make connections between researchers, outside organizations, and the public to inspire the development of new capabilities aligned with the interests of those most in need.

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