Mobile app users have become more savvy about protecting sensitive personal information and regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) restrict data usage and sharing practices. Developers can get ahead of regulatory action and improve the overall user experience by looking for ways to implement mobile app privacy features directly into their mobile apps. Here are six mobile app privacy features they should implement.
Many mobile app developers with the best of intentions have rushed COVID-19 apps to Google Play and the App Store to assist with contact tracing, symptom diagnosis and outbreak maps. But in the speed to get apps that can help fight the pandemic out to the public quickly, some security and privacy vulnerabilities went undetected prior to release. Because the sensitive nature of healthcare information creates unique security and privacy challenges, I advise mobile app developers and security analysts to heed the following advice to avoid fairly common security, privacy and compliance issues.
In this dire time, the world is grasping for critical healthcare solutions to fight COVID-19. Incredible people have stepped up to leverage technology in meaningful ways to benefit humanity. The current stay-at-home orders afford app developers precious time to build innovative solutions that can help speed the return to normalcy. Thanks to our significant experience writing and testing the security of mobile applications, we’ve amassed a series of best practices that can guide the development of safe COVID-19 apps.
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.
NowSecure is proud to help sponsor DevOps World | Jenkins World on August 12 – 15. The San Francisco event brings brings together thought leaders and practitioners in the Jenkins ecosystem to learn, network with their peers and shape the future of Jenkins. To help plan your time at the conference, we suggest the following DevSecOps agenda to zero in on the intersection of DevOps and mobile appsec. Come see NowSecure at Booth 1129.
Dating apps pose particular privacy concerns due to the massive amount of personal information stored and exchanged by users. NowSecure recently analyzed the cybersecurity risk level of 50 publicly available dating mobile apps available in the Apple® App Store® and Google Play™. Find out what we discovered and how organizations and users can protect themselves.