NowSecure Platform Achieves SOC 2 Security Compliance
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by Ola Alibaloye
2d ago
NowSecure remains the only enterprise-grade mobile application security testing (MAST) provider with a SOC 2 certified cloud platform. Our latest annual independent security audit covering the NowSecure Platform for automated mobile app security testing is complete, and the SOC 2 Type 2 report is available to customers and qualified prospects via our compliance portal. The audit report for the period ending April 30, 2024, attests that NowSecure has security controls suitably designed and effectively operated to meet our commitment to customer security. NowSecure remains the only enterprise-gr ..read more
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Infographic: Mobile App Privacy and Compliance: High-Profile Fines and Enforcement Actions
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by Ola Alibaloye
1w ago
As mobile app privacy endures increasing scrutiny, developers and application security managers must prioritize compliance with privacy regulations such as Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rules to avoid fines and penalties.  Large multi-million dollar fines and enforcement actions against security and privacy breaches demonstrate severe consequences for failing to provide transparency around data collection and usage or not properly safeguarding sen ..read more
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Singapore Safe App Standard Builds Mobile App Security & Trust
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by Ola Alibaloye
1M ago
The Singapore Cyber Security Agency (CSA) paved the way in establishing national mobile app safety guidelines with the January 2024 introduction of the Safe App Standard. Designed in consultation with industry experts, the Safe App Standard sets a baseline of recommended security controls to ensure developers follow best practices for secure application development. The standard aims to provide peace of mind to users of high-risk apps by enhancing safety, security and protection to foster trust and resilience in the digital ecosystem. According to the CSA, some 80% of users have installed util ..read more
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FDA Regulation: Ensuring the Safety & Security of Medical Mobile Apps
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by Ola Alibaloye
1M ago
Mobile health (mHealth) apps revolutionize healthcare delivery and transform patient outcomes. mHealth apps empower patients to better manage their health by providing personalized monitoring, tracking and therapeutic support, all from the convenience of their mobile apps.  Buoyed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of remote patient monitoring, there are now more than 350,000 health apps found in app stores worldwide. The GlobalData ‘Regulated mHealth Apps’ report forecasts the regulated medical apps market to reach $156 billion in 2033.  As demand for mHealth apps continues to cl ..read more
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Infographic: 5 Common OWASP-MASVS Secure Coding Mistakes
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by Ola Alibaloye
2M ago
Mobile app development teams often struggle to ship high-quality software on time and on budget. Developers face the pressure of accelerated release cycles, revenue demands, bug fixes, security breaches and compliance and regulatory requirements. Given an intense focus on developer efficiency and user experience, it’s inevitable that security and privacy issues can creep into their code.  The OWASP Mobile Application Security Verification Standard (MASVS) sets the global industry standard for mobile application security. Mobile app developers and architects should use the MASVS set of con ..read more
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Boost iOS & Android Mobile Security with SDK Testing
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by Ola Alibaloye
2M ago
The beginning of 2024 saw approximately 3.4 million apps available for download from the Google Play Store, and around 1.9 million apps available in the Apple App Store. That total continues to grow and more than 52,000 new apps were added to Google Play in February alone. Mobile app developers strive to rapidly introduce new features and streamline the development process across platforms. One way to do this is to take advantage of iOS and Android Software Development Kits (SDK). Mobile SDKs are predeveloped collections of software libraries that give developers a shortcut in introducing new ..read more
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CISA & OMB Mandate Secure Development Attestation from Software Providers for U.S. Government
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by Ola Alibaloye
3M ago
The U.S. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released a secure software development attestation form on March 11, 2024, in a long awaited followup to Executive Order (EO) 14028. EO 14028, “Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity,” outlines the federal cybersecurity strategy to reduce software supply-chain risks. The OMB M-22-18 memo, “Enhancing the Security of the Software Supply Chain through Secure Software Development Practices” and the M-23-16 update stipulate that federal agencies may use software only if the provider attests to ..read more
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Mobile Pen Testing Vendor Selection: Essential Factors to Assess PTaaS Partners
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by Ola Alibaloye
3M ago
Mobile penetration testing helps businesses defend against cyberattacks, safeguard data privacy and preserve brand reputation. Best practices call for continuous automated mobile application security testing throughout the software developement lifecycle to gain speed and efficiency. However, organizations should augment automation with manual mobile penetration testing for certain high-risk mobile apps to achieve the greatest coverage.  In today’s digital landscape, security analysts and developers understand the imperative of ensuring the security and privacy of mobile applications. Whi ..read more
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Elevate Mobile App Privacy to Win User Trust
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by Ola Alibaloye
4M ago
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been aggressively cracking down on mobile app privacy violations to safeguard consumers’ personal information. Following the landmark California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), several states including Florida, Montana, Oregon, Texas and Washington enacted data privacy laws that take effect in 2024 and many others have pending privacy legislation. With privacy in the spotlight, mobile app makers must ensure their code and third-party components properly protect personal data. Consumers have also intensified their focus on data privacy. An International Assoc ..read more
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Infographic: Unveiling OWASP MASVS Vulnerabilities by Industry
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by Ola Alibaloye
5M ago
NowSecure benchmark mobile application security testing reveals a staggering 95% of mobile apps fail at least one OWASP MASVS category, putting organizations at significant risk of data breaches and leaks.  The OWASP Mobile Application Security Verification Standard (MASVS) sets a minimum security and privacy bar for mobile security professionals and developers to follow when building and testing mobile apps. OWASP MASVS outlines seven critical areas of the mobile attack surface — MASVS-STORAGE, MASVS-CRYPTO, MASVS-AUTH, MASVS-NETWORK, MASVS-PLATFORM, MASVS-CODE and MASVS-RESILIENCE.  ..read more
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