The world has become a mobile as every new and then the person has a smartphone in the hands with the Internet Connection. By using mobile devices, you can do everything online from the comfort of your home. You are allowed to do banking, tracking your health and control Internet of Things at home.
Today, the use of the mobile application is also increasing constantly as it is completely dominating mobile internet usage. As per the Flurry report, mobile applications account approximately 86% of the average U.S. mobile user’s time that amounts to more than two hours per day.
Moreover, applications that are obtainable through online app distributors like Google Play Store, Apple’s App Store and third-party marketplaces, are no doubting the dominant form of delivery value to users across the world.
Moreover, companies and organizations are embracing mobile applications as a great way to boost employees’ skills and productivity, agile with their new agile and mobile lifestyle. But do you know that whether these mobile apps are safe and secure and protected from any kind of virus?
What to do to Secure Your Mobile App?
If you have decided to develop an application or already have one, there are chances that you may ignore to consider how to secure your mobile application, your data, and your customer’s data. However, a mobile application comes with a good sanitation to make it work, but there is a software code itself, the business logic on the back-end network and the client side, databases.
Both are playing a significant role in the fabric of the app’s security. All those companies that have mobile apps in a packed, competitive market, it is essential for them to have a robust security as it would be a big differentiator. In this post, we are going to mention some of the few tips for you to consider with mobile app security.
Essential Tips to Secure Your Mobile Apps
Ensure that You Secure Your Network Connections On The Back-end
Servers and cloud servers, which are accessing an app’s API, need to have security measures in place in order to protect data and prevent unauthorized access. It is important that APIs and those accessing them need to be verified to prevent snooping on sensitive information passing from the client back to the application’s server and database.
- If you want to securely store your data and important documents, containerization is one of the best methods of developing encrypted containers.
- You can get in touch with a professional network security analyst so that he can conduct a penetration testing and susceptibility assessments of your network to make sure that the right data is safe in the right ways.
- Today, the federation is the next-level security measure, which mainly spread resources across servers so that they are not all in one place, and separates main resources from users with encryption measures.
Make Sure to Secure Transaction – Regulate the Implementation of Risky Mobile Transactions
Today, mobile applications allow users to easily manage with enterprise services on the go, so the risk lenience for transactions will differ. Therefore, it is essential for organizations to adopt an approach of risk-aware transaction execution, which restricts client-side functionality based on different policies that ponder mobile risk factors like user location, device security attributes and the security of the network connection.
Enterprise apps can easily leverage an enterprise mobile risk engine to associate risk factors like IP velocity – accessing to the same account from two different locations, which are far apart over a short period even when client transactions are allowed.
It is one such approach that extends the enterprise’s ability to detect and respond to complex attacks which will span multiple interaction channels and outwardly unrelated security events.
When mobile applications are accessing enterprise data, documents and unstructured information often stored on the device. Whenever the device is lost or data is shared with non-enterprise apps, the potential for data loss is heightened.
There are various enterprises that are already considering remote wipe capabilities to address taken or lost devices. Mobile data encryption can be easily used to secure data within the app sandbox against malware and other kinds of criminal access. When it comes to controlling the app’s data sharing on the device, individual data elements can be encrypted and controlled.
Testing Your App’s Software & The Test Again
It is important to test app’s code in the app development process. As we all know that applications are being produced so rapidly that it should be an essential step in the process that falls to the wayside to speed up a time to market. At the time of testing functionality and usability, experts recommend testing for security whether their app is a native, hybrid or web app.
You can know the vulnerabilities in the code so that you can correct them before publishing your application on the web. There are some essential tips that you need to consider:
- Make sure to test thoroughly for verification and authorization, data security issues and session management.
- Penetration testing needs purposely searching a network or system for weaknesses.
- Emulators for operating systems, devices and browsers allow you to test how an application can perform in a simulated environment.
Today, mobile and mobile apps are increasingly where most of the users are; however, you will also find most of the hackers also there to seal your important and sensitive data and information. With creative mobile security strategy and an experienced mobile app developer, you can rapidly to threats and keep your app safer. Moreover, you consider above-mentioned tips as well for securing your mobile applications.
The author is a serial tech entrepreneur and the CEO of Apro Software, a machine learning company. Whenever he’s not blogging about technology for itechgyan.com or softwarebattle.com, Petr enjoys playing sports and going to the movies. He’s also deeply interested about mediation, Buddhism and biohacking.