U.S. federal agencies such as the Department of Defense have adopted mobile DevSecOps to unleash speed and innovation. But risks are plentiful and mobile app security issues have put service members in harm’s way or potentially compromised intelligence. Including security in the mobile app dev process and vetting software supply chain components enables federal agencies to achieve continuous security through automation.
Mobile app security vulnerabilities have put the U.S. Navy and Marines, the Ukrainian military, and military bases and installations around the world in harm’s way. hackers and nation states could learn the locations of troops using the mobile apps, and in some cases could also access other highly sensitive operational information. Learn how National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) mobile app vetting requirements help reduce risk to federal missions.
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.
The use of insecure mobile apps is a problem recognized all too well by Avi Elkoni, chief technology officer and chief operating officer for Vaporstream. Chicago-based Vaporstream provides a secure communications app that it validates with NowSecure solutions and services.
“We have customers in regulated industries — people subject to HIPAA, those who work with financial information or in energy — and they’ve been dying for years to take information and share it with their mobile devices,” Elkoni says.
Last week open-source software experts, mobile application DevSecOps leaders and practitioners and federal government specialists convened in Washington, D.C., at the first annual NowSecure Connect conference. The purpose of #Connect19 was to connect people, ideas, and technology by bringing together the top global technologists and industry thought leaders with a shared passion for delivering secure mobile apps at scale. At the end of the event, our goal was to ensure everyone walked away from the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health with new knowledge, insights and professional connections with peers.
Featuring more than 30 speakers, three dedicated tracks and two full days of events, NowSecure Connect 2019 offers hands-on training, demos, case studies, keynotes and ample opportunities for fun and networking at no charge to attendees. Here is a rundown of all the great sessions and speakers descending upon Washington D.C.