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Are Your Mobile Apps Secure? — Probably Not

Posted By PIA Western Alliance, Tuesday, September 30, 2014

With all the fuss being made these days about cyber breaches and the theft of identification, were all getting a little paranoid. While we worry about whats happening with big firms like Home Depot and Target and with records stored by our medical and healthcare providers, we arent too focused on what we have on our phones and other mobile devices.

To make you even more paranoid, a study done by Gartner, Inc. the technology research firm says 75% of all mobile applications will fail a basic security test. Spokesman Dionisio Zumerle said developers are more concerned with functionality when they test than security.

That means your mobile apps are likely to be targets.

Enterprises that embrace mobile computing and bring-your-own-device strategies are vulnerable to security breaches unless they adopt methods and technologies for mobile application security testing and risk assurance. Most enterprises are inexperienced in mobile application security. Even when application security testing is undertaken, it is often done casually by developers who are mostly concerned with the functionality of applications, not their security, Zumerle said.

 

Source: Insurance Networking News

Tags:  Insurance Content  Mobile Apps Security  Weekly Industry News 

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