Mobile Application development ensured by enterprise security to reduce risks.
Mobile application development is evoking risk for the enterprise security, and the threat is growing day by day. Mobile security issues are not new. For years, we are the part of mobile devices in the workplace spreading bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies and political challenges. But only now the full outline of the challenge for mobile security has been identified. There are too many mobile apps that it is hard to be managed properly. As Karen A. Frenkel, CIO Insight said more than 1.5 million mobile applications available on the Apple App Store from June 2015 has outgrown over 3,00,000 of them last year. This level of software output “would have been unthinkable during the PC era,” Frenkel observed.
The software market has been completely redesigned. A few years back most people lived in a PC-centric world of information with a very few software applications. There were only large integrated packages like Microsoft Office. They might have had security problems, but they were able to sort it out. Those days are gone. Mobile security providers will now analyze thousands of applications and its vulnerabilities that attackers could exploit. Then they would publish it to the app stores for users to download.
Vetting Struggles to Keep Up with the Pace of Development
Among the mobile app developed so far, DevOps applications is the new agile culture and development. Remember when did software versions came to a static pace, every six months to two years? Millions of applications could not have been developed in this manner. But now web browsers have a application development delivery cycle in a specified number of weeks. The applications are assembled and pushed through the door in a hurry, only in stores before the next beta version is ready. This adds to the fact that hundreds and thousands of mobile applications-most tested about security-floating on the edges of the enterprise network, loaded on personal devices of employees or even live on the company’s devices. With more and more corporate data in mobile app, the probability of an issue is inevitable.
In fact, a survey by IDG and Lookout was conducted and it was found that 74 percent of respondents said their organizations had suffered issues due to mobile app insecurity. With uncertain Wi-Fi connections, the main causes of these incidents were vulnerabilities or malware application security.
Mobile application security draws more attention and investment, but for the challenge of mobile applications security may have a simple cause-many applications-it has no easy solution. The applications are out there and use employee. Companies should use mobile security strategies to protect more rigorous control over the data from the white list of the application is more overwhelmed by the avalanche of requests.