Hackers will try to exploit security weaknesses in your application and your best line of defense is the code you write.
By knowing the threat landscape and addressing security issues at the development stage you can minimize the security threats and secure your application.
The methodology, known as SDL (Secure Development Lifecycle), provides a clear path to creating a secure mobile application giving your apps the integrity you are looking for.
Mobile Application Security Differentiators
Mobile applications are developed on a variety of platforms such as:
- Native applications:
- iOS platform
- Android platform
- HTML5 applications
Architecturally, mobile applications are different from standard application and sites.
Unlike standard web applications, mobile applications need protect against neighboring client side applications.
Unlike standard desktop applications, mobile applications are usually based on web services.
The implications of the mentioned differences make securing mobile apps complicated; it means there is a need to protect the client side from local attacks and the server side against remote attacks.
In addition, mobile applications have unique dedicated threads and hacking methods that are not standardly addressed.
Awareness of the potential threats will be the driving force in addressing and resolving security issues and consequently helping you achieve the application integrity you are aspiring for.
AppSec Labs possesses the knowledge and tools that can help you understand the security landscape and implement industry best practices in your development lifecycle.