No two organizations face the same challenges in securing their mobile applications — variables include the type of mobile app, frequency of release, maturity of the application security testing program, staffing levels and a host of other factors. But what many companies have in common is that they rely on NowSecure automated mobile application security testing solutions and services to verify the apps they build and buy are safe for use by customers and employees. Learn how MyOwnMed and Vaporstream have strengthened security of their mobile apps and the successes they’ve enjoyed thanks in part to their use of NowSecure services and solutions.
Whether you’re a novice mobile app developer, a seasoned mobile application security analyst or somewhere in between, here’s a roundup of 31 best practices to hone your secure coding and mobile appsec testing skills. You can find useful advice from NowSecure experts in our twice-monthly “All Things Mobile DevSecOps” newsletter — subscribe now to be in the know.
As organizations seek to reduce costs and gain efficiencies, automation plays an increasingly important role in mobile application security. Automated mobile app security and privacy testing tools enable businesses and public-sector agencies to slash the costs of penetration testing by at least 50% and boost the productivity of security analysts tenfold.
Mobile app traffic outpaces web traffic and offers an essential way of engaging with customers. However, companies put themselves and their customers at risk when they don’t invest enough time and money guarding against mobile app security and privacy vulnerabilities. Organizations can cost effectively manage risk across the entire mobile app portfolio by deploying automated mobile app security testing software.
What will 2020 hold for mobile application security? NowSecure predicts we’ll see an intensified focus on privacy, mobile DevSecOps gaining traction and ample activity around wearables and Internet of Things (IoT). Here are some of the mobile appsec trends and challenges that our experts anticipate we’ll see in 2020.
While corporations widely recognize the convenience and productivity enhancements that mobile applications deliver to their customers and employees, too few realize that mobile apps also can present significant security and privacy risks. It’s not difficult to find examples of mobile app data breaches that resulted in severe consequences, both in terms of money and corporate reputation. Given that smartphone apps account for 63% of total digital minutes, according to the Comscore “2019 Global State of Mobile” report, it stands to reason that attackers are going where the traffic is.