Most mobile app penetration tests or vulnerability assessments take anywhere from a couple of days to two weeks to deliver because of the manual approaches, brittle open source stacks in homegrown testing rigs and legacy application security testing (AST) tools. The shift to agile development common in mobile app development teams has left appsec testing behind. New mobile app builds are pushed daily, weekly or monthly, and appsec testing teams struggle to keep up. Each new build brings new code, including 3rd-party libraries, and with that code comes new potential vulnerabilities.
Application security & testing teams – this one’s for you. If you’re looking for ways to join the agile approach and keep pace with the speed of your development team’s CI/CD pipeline, take stock of these 5 tips for mobile appsec testing and integrate them into your company’s workflow.
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