Mobile App Security and Privacy Reviews for Remote WorkforcePosted by Brian Reed
Remote Workforce Mobile App Security Recommendations
As many organizations and government agencies transition to a work-from-home reality, there is an immediate need for mobile apps and other resources to support remote employees. Sadly, as we have seen before, the spike in mobile app traffic grabs the attention of the attackers as well. We recognize the urgent need to ensure the security and privacy of these mobile apps for remote work that are fast becoming critical to daily operations.
Therefore, as part of our NowSecure Mission to save the world from unsafe mobile apps, we benchmarked the security and privacy of 25 useful apps across 5 categories for your remote workforce of mobile app users on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. NowSecure has tested the following mobile apps for critical vulnerabilities and risky data leakage, and our baseline testing found these apps to be reasonably secure.
We are providing this information now so that organizations can be confident the mobile apps they use or are considering for use are properly protecting their organization and their mobile users.
Mobile Apps for Remote Meetings
Cisco Webex Meetings
Skype for Business
Mobile Apps for Remote Communications & Collaboration
Cisco Webex Teams
Mobile Apps for Remote Document and File Sharing
Mobile App Team Project Management
Mobile Apps for Email
Apple Mail on iOS
Google Mail on Android
NowSecure Testing Methodology
The NowSecure Platform uses automated static, dynamic and interactive analysis for deep testing of mobile app binaries. Built on a decade of experience in mobile forensics and mobile pen testing, the automated NowSecure Platform tests actual mobile app binaries on real iOS and Android devices using an attacker POV to uncover security vulnerabilities, privacy risks and compliance gaps. This benchmark included a full battery of SAST+DAST+IAST analysis in a non-authenticated mode. NowSecure conducted the tests on the mobile app versions that were available in the Apple AppStore™ and Google Play™ on March 18, 2020.
Get Your Answers
With over a decade of experience, NowSecure has a database of millions of mobile app security and privacy reports immediately available and can rapidly test new mobile apps not already in the database.
If your organization or agency has different mobile apps for remote work in use or in consideration for purchase, or if you wish to see deeper assessment details of a specific mobile app in this benchmark, please contact us and we will respond quickly free of charge. Note: this service is not available to individual consumers at this time.
Our goal is to help every organization safely mobilize in this unique time of need.
Legal Disclaimer: NowSecure makes no promises or guarantees about the adequacy or security of the apps identified herein, and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in its findings or this post. Reference in the post to any specific commercial product, process, or service, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by NowSecure.