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In a recent article published in the Federal Times "New guidance offers roadmap for securing mobile apps" it is said that;
"In recent years, software attacks have shifted from targeting operating systems to targeting applications," the new protection profile states. "As a result, it is paramount that the security of applications be improved to reduce the risk of compromise."
And they are right, the security of apps and in particular mobile apps is generally overlooked and moved to a lower priority as a deadline to deploy an app is closing in. Another reason for ignoring security in mobile apps is the lack of security expertise.
The guidance basically describes what common criteria for evaluation and validation — released through the National Information Assurance Partnership — acts as a roadmap during the development process. Engineers work through the schema, selecting the desired functionality and applying the associated security frameworks.
The Framework Secure Software defines a standard to help to improve secure software development.
100% security is impossible, but the framework can evaluate if security is sufficiently implemented.
We understand the pressure developers are under when developing mobile apps for the mass consumer market. Pressure to deliver on time at shortest time to market possible and no or limited knowledge of security.
Using a platform that takes care of the security side of the mobile app is vital for a safe deployment of mobile apps to the mass consumer market.
The Onegini Mobile Security Platform provides developers with an easy to use SDK for all platforms that takes care of mobile app security offering bank grade security developed and maintained by security experts.
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