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NowSecure Launches Major Update to NowSecure Academy Online Training with New Role-Based Learning Paths and Certifications

Contact: NowSecure

Tel: (202) 240-7611

Email: [email protected]

For Immediate Release

June 06, 2023 - 9:29 am

Free to start, new mobile app security and developer-focused learning paths designed for individuals and teams to level up their skills and build high quality, secure mobile apps faster


CHICAGO – June 6, 2023 — NowSecure, the recognized experts in mobile security and privacy, today launched major updates to NowSecure Academy to include new learning paths tailored specifically for mobile app security analysts, pen testers and developers, as well as a more intuitive onboarding experience. NowSecure Academy also introduces a new certification for Mobile Application Security Professionals (MAS Pro), featuring advanced courses designed to help web security analysts and pen testers train and certify for mobile pen testing.

According to a study conducted by (ISC)2, the global cybersecurity workforce gap has grown more than twice as much as the workforce itself, with a 3.4 million disparity. Nearly 70% report that their organization does not have enough cybersecurity staff to be effective. Furthermore, according to Gartner, a lack of talent or human failure will be responsible for over half of significant cyber incidents by 2025. To help address this widening talent gap and growing threat landscape, it is paramount for developer and security leadership to ensure their workforce is skilled to more efficiently deliver high-quality, secure mobile apps into production and meet business demands faster, while minimizing mobile security risks.

Free to get started, NowSecure Academy is the only expert-led, optimized online training program purpose-built  for mobile developers and security professionals to level up their skills and learn about the latest industry best practices for mobile app development, mobile pen testing and securing the software supply chain. From individual learners to small groups and large teams of developers and security analysts, the NowSecure Academy tailored learning plans and certifications can accommodate all budgets and needs. Scaled to boost all mobile  programs, it features:

  • Over 60 courses led by mobile development and security experts that can be accessed anytime, anywhere for free.
  • Introductory security-focused learning paths designed to establish foundational knowledge and sharpen mobile AppSec skills including in mobile app security fundamentals, architecture & analysis, standards & risk assessments and more.
  • Developer-focused learning paths specifically tailored to enable them to write secure code more efficiently, covering topics such as code quality & build settings, authentication & session management, cryptography, secure network communications and more.
  • Pen testing-focused learning paths crafted to provide the fundamentals of mobile app security assessments, including mobile security standards, lab setup basics, sandboxing and permissions, resources and more.
  • Over 23 hours of learning time on relevant topics such as data storage and privacy techniques, cryptography, securing network connections and more.
  • Industry-recognized certifications to ensure proficiency for Secure Mobile Development Professionals and Mobile Application Security Professionals.

With the new learning paths, mobile app security practitioners and developers can expect introductory and deep-dive lessons tailored specifically for their roles. Now, mobile developers can take advantage of free courses like Intro to Secure Mobile Development and Managing & Securing Third-Party Dependencies, and security analysts can utilize free courseware like Mobile App Security Foundations and Getting Started with Mobile App Pen Testing. The latest update also offers a new paid certification program for Mobile Application Security Professionals (MAS Pro). In as little as three hours, security professionals can sharpen their skills to test and analyze mobile apps and achieve certification through eleven advanced courses on topics including Data Storage & Privacy, Cryptography and Authentication & Session Management.

“The best vulnerability is the one that never occurs. Therefore, secure development training is essential to reducing costs and accelerating delivery,” said NowSecure CEO Alan Snyder. “Furthermore, the current economic climate is putting additional pressure on organizations to do more with less resources. NowSecure Academy is designed to help address the widening skills gap by offering developer and security-focused learning paths and industry-recognized certifications tailored to increase proficiency needed in developers, QA and security teams to optimize for faster, high-quality mobile app releases.”

“We found the Secure Mobile Development course is well-defined to help developers understand mobile threat vectors and empower them to avoid insecure coding practices,” said Anurag Dwivedy, Security Engineering Manager, Product Security for AppDynamics at Cisco.

NowSecure is on a mission to empower mobile development teams to write better code, prepare security teams to test to prevent mobile attacks and to promote a stronger DevSecOps culture within organizations. Learn more about all of the courseware and certifications offered in NowSecure Academy here and register for a free learner account here

About NowSecure

As recognized experts in mobile security and privacy, NowSecure protects the global mobile app economy and safeguards the data of millions of mobile app users. Built on a foundation of standards, NowSecure empowers the world’s most demanding organizations with security automation to release and monetize 30% faster, reduce testing and delivery costs by 30% and reduce appsec risk by 40%. Only NowSecure offers a full solution suite of continuous security testing for DevSecOps, mobile app supply-chain monitoring, expert mobile pen testing as a Service (PTaaS), and training courseware. NowSecure actively contributes and supports the mobile security open-source community, standards and certification including OWASP MASVS, ADA MASA, and NIAP, and is recognized by IDC, Gartner, Deloitte Fast 500, and TAG Cyber.

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