IDC estimates that by the end of 2019, organizations worldwide will have spent more than $1 trillion on digital transformation initiatives. But organizations struggle to develop apps fast enough to satisfy business demand and security often falls by the wayside. Learn how mobile DevSecOps can support digital transformation by enabling companies to swiftly develop apps without compromising security.
Many people have heard about mobile man-in-the-middle (MiTM) attacks but aren’t sure just exactly what they are or how they happen. Learn more including the development and security issues that can leave apps vulnerable to MiTM attacks, tips for testing and the layers of network defense that can help you avoid these issues.
To improve the guest experience and keep pace with competition, hotels worldwide are deploying digital key technology that allows guests to skip the front desk and use their mobile apps to remotely check in and go directly into their rooms without needing key cards. However, hotel mobile apps have vulnerabilities that can be exploited, as researchers demonstrated at the Black Hat USA 2019 conference.
NFL teams have redesigned their mobile apps to enhance the fan experience, both in stadiums and at home. Fans can turn to their smartphones for digital ticketing, live video streaming, in-seat concession ordering, contest participation and cutting-edge features like augmented reality. However, a NowSecure analysis shows most of these apps have privacy risks, especially on iOS.
OWASP’s Global AppSec DC 2019 takes place Sept. 9 – 13 in Washington, D.C. Find our picks for several training and conference sessions to build your knowledge about mobile DevSecOps and application security, book a meeting with us and visit Booth S7.
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.