As an everyday app user, I love the convenience of managing routine tasks through shopping apps, calendar apps, banking apps, and more. However, mobile app convenience can sit at the opposite end of the spectrum of privacy and security. As consumers, we should take several steps to manage the threat of unsafe mobile apps and maintain control over our data.
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.
Check out this infographic to see how mobile has transformed organizations and why building security and privacy into the development process through mobile app sec testing simply makes good business sense.
Would you install an IoT security camera outside your home but not bother to lock the front door? Didn’t think so. That’s why we recommend focusing on the mobile security initiatives that proactively tackle the most threats. They include choosing a more secure device and mobile OS, deploying MDM and conducting mobile app vetting. Learn how these best practices for mobile security work together to reduce risk.
Keeping pace with ever-increasing mobile security threats is a team sport that requires the support and performance of many key players. Here at NowSecure, our security research team spends countless hours helping our customers find and fix vulnerabilities to secure their mobile apps. The research group at NowSecure holds multiple responsibilities. Part of its mission
As organizations dig into secure coding and testing best practices, they quickly discover a variety of sometimes confusing approaches and solutions for mobile app security testing. Security professionals and leaders alike can ease the process of finding the testing tools that best fit their needs by requiring mobile app security standards in their selection criteria.