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.
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 accordance with our Pandemic Plan, NowSecure is taking proactive steps to help ensure the health and safety of our personnel, customers and partners while maintaining continuity of our business operations. We are very focused on serving and supporting our customers through these challenging times. As companies move to remote work, mobile app security and privacy is now more important than ever. The attackers will not stop due to COVID-19 and sadly will attempt to exploit the situation.
Reverse engineering refers to the process of taking something apart to see how it works. The NowSecure Services team frequently performs reverse engineering on mobile apps to uncover security vulnerabilities and privacy flaws. This tutorial will help you master the basics of analyzing an Android app and knowing what to look for.
A keen focus on technology has helped fast casual company Sweetgreen expand across the nation. The company has plans to create a ‘food platform’ or integrated food system from supply chain all the way to delivery. Sweetgreen is but one example of mobile digital transformation that dramatically changes the way that companies interact with their customers, employees and partners. And attackers have taken notice of mobile.
What will 2020 hold for mobile application security? NowSecure predicts we’ll see an intensified focus on privacy, mobile DevSecOps gaining traction and ample activity around wearables and Internet of Things (IoT). Here are some of the mobile appsec trends and challenges that our experts anticipate we’ll see in 2020.