Mobile application security
Mobile apps introduce new threat vectors and often work as a gateway for attackers. That’s why mobile apps security should mitigate specific risks & threats, and be aligned with the security of backend infrastructure.
Mobile platform landscape is constantly changing: Apple and Google introduce new privacy & security requirements, and the dev community moves from framework to framework (React Native, Dart / Flutter, Xamarin). Securing mobile apps is a process of befriending security measures with smooth user experience.
Challenges that require mobile app security
New platform-specific risks
Mature enterprises, when deciding to build mobile apps for their users or employees, face lack of experience: because mobile apps introduce new risks, tech stack, requirements and particular security measures.
Apps are threat vectors
The most targeted apps work with sensitive data (documents, PII), IP (ML models, algorithms), financial and medical data, or provide an interface to control real-life objects (from cars to smart light bulbs).
Mobile app security == company security
Mobile-first products usually concentrate their UVP in mobile apps. Thus mobile app security becomes “the whole product” security and even “the whole company” security.