Mobile apps are strategic to many businesses today, but they have inherent security risks that cannot be overlooked.
Many companies offer their employees and stakeholders access to internal systems through mobile apps and for this reason, mobile apps can be targeted by attackers to steal credentials, sensitive information, and corporate data, and this can severely damage an organization.
One of the best ways to improve mobile app security is to secure the services to which the apps connect.
However, service providers and mobile app developers often fail to do this. The combination of the inherent lack of security and poor coding standards adopted by developers exposes end-users and the organization to multiple security vulnerabilities.
To help you understand this better, here are the top mobile app security vulnerabilities and how you can prevent them.
Author Bio – Aaron Cure
Aaron Cure is the Principal Security Consultant at Cypress Data Defense and an instructor and contributing author for the Dev544 Secure Coding in .NET course.
After 10 years in the U.S. Army, I decided to switch my focus to developing security tools and performing secure code reviews, penetration testing, static source code analysis, and security research.