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How can you make sure the mobile apps you access are secure?
By: Michelle Drolet
Oct. 14, 2015 12:29 PM
A security profile should be at the top of the developer's list when compiling a mobile app but that's hardly the case. That's a pity, because building a profile is easier to do during the dev phase. Are most mobile apps putting your data at risk? Most likely so. According to the most recent report from Lookout, the number of Android devices affected by malware is more than 6 million.
Luckily, there are telltale signs that indicate an insecure mobile app. Becoming the nose on a hound dog will let you sniff for clues of any potential harm of a data breach. Otherwise it will cost you. The Ponemon Institute's Cost of Data Breach Study says average costs for a single breach increased by 15% last year, reaching $3.5 million.
Excessive data usage or unexpected charges on a cell phone bill may signify the presence of malware. You need to monitor the amount of data each app uses. If you find suspicious activity, flag it. If you establish an audit trail, you will have a clear picture of data usage.
Inability to Encrypt Corporate Data
If you do not have a system that secures the transmission and employs the encryption of your files, you may be unknowingly leaking data everywhere.
Mobile Apps Are Not Tested to Ensure Security
Building effective security is much less expensive and easier to do during the development of an app. You should consult with an expert to ensure that security testing remains an important portion of your software development process from the beginning.
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