Today, in honor of Corellium’s fourth birthday, we’re announcing the Corellium Open Security Initiative. This initiative will support independent public research into the security and privacy of mobile applications and devices through a series of awards and access to the Corellium platform.
More than any other field of computing, security depends on the existence of a large, diverse, unofficial community of researchers. While advancements in areas like hardware design often emerge from well-funded private labs, the majority of progress in cybersecurity over the last several decades has come from “the security research community,” a community that includes not only credentialed academics and corporate professionals, but hackers, dropouts, and hobbyists too.
Conducting third-party research on mobile devices remains difficult, inefficient, and expensive. Particularly in the iOS ecosystem, testing typically requires a jailbroken physical device. Jailbreaks rely on complex exploits, and they often aren’t reliable or available for the latest device models and OS versions.