Nobody wants to develop insecure mobile apps, but mistakes can happen when people move quickly to meet a release timeline. Familiarize yourself with the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Mobile Top 10 common mobile application security issues and adopt secure coding best practices to boost quality. In addition, continuously test apps in the dev toolchain with SAST, DAST and IAST automated mobile application security testing.
Mobile apps are critical to enabling the U.S. federal agencies such as the U.S Department of Defense to meet their mission. Core to that mission is ensuring a high security testing bar for the mobile apps they build and use. Until now, completing that security compliance testing has been a complicated, time-consuming manual process that was built for web apps, not mobile apps. Today, NowSecure is announcing the world’s first automated NIAP Mobile App Vetting solution that supports NIAP v1.3 Mobile App Vetting Protection Profile for Application Software.
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.
As a longtime innovator of automated mobile appsec testing software and services, NowSecure continues to embrace emerging technology by delivering the world’s first Interactive Application Security Testing (IAST) technology purpose-built for mobile. Sometimes called DAST 2.0 or the next generation of DAST by the security industry, this advancement provides security analysts and app developers with greater visibility into app vulnerabilities and privacy issues.
Although we recommend periodic in-depth pen tests for high-risk mobile apps that run business-critical processes or access sensitive information, this practice doesn’t scale well for DevOps teams. Mobile app pen testing requires intense human labor that simply can’t keep pace with the volume, velocity and frequency of DevOps releases. Many organizations can benefit from incorporating automated mobile appsec testing in the mobile DevSecOps toolchain to speed the delivery of secure mobile apps.
Let’s say a mobile app pen test costs $5,000 in house or $15,000 to $25,000 to outsource. Did you know that an automated mobile app security testing tool costs $10,000 per app per year and can be used for unlimited testing of each and every build? For at least 30% less than the cost of a single penetration test, organizations can employ an automated testing platform that lets them test every build of a mobile app, every day of the year.