Last updated on November 9th, 2020 at 09:42 pm
Mobile App developers must focus on security for their mobile apps in the coming year. Here's what to expect.
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A lot of organizations these days integrate their processes with mobile platforms to keep up with the digital trend and have their own applications. Mobile apps for eCommerce are not just convenient, they are also profitable and help to keep in touch with the customers.
Securing a mobile app however is another thing. These days, it is all the more important for mobile app development to be extremely secure.
If you are a business owner, but don’t have much idea on the modern security requirements and standards to protect business applications, mobile app developers are there to help you.
Mobile App Security Status in 2020
There is a growing amount of threats when using cloud systems and DevOps. Cloud storage is of course very convenient, and DevOps considerably boost business efficiency. Nonetheless, they also put organizations or third parties at risk. Open-source APIs and libraries are modern ways of simplifying the crafting of mobile apps.
This year, the intensity of hackers attacking increases. Organizations then should rethink their strategy when it comes to protection from cyber threats.
Another kind of threat to the organization network is via remote workers. This is due to the frequently low security of home Wi-Fi networks, as well as vulnerabilities in connected mobile and home devices, which could act as the organization system entry point.
Mobile App Security Trends Today
The active transition to the digital economy continues, entailing several cyber risks. To steer clear of them, consider beforehand mobile application protection, as well as information security tools.
The following are the top mobile security trends in 2020:
1. Protection of Sensitive Public Data
The rise in financial, corporate, and personal data stored in the cloud is due to business digitalization. This year however, expect considerable information leaks, meaning that the issue of protecting sensitive data is the dire trend in mobile app security.
Effective solutions would be to consolidate numerous databases into one server. This simplifies management approach and to use equipment resources as efficiently as possible.
2. Provide the Best Protection Against Phishing
Phishing attacks remain as one of the most dangerous threats. The key purpose of this is to have access to confidential user data, such as credit card numbers, logins and passwords, and email among others.
3. Adaptive Mobile Security
This means an integrated approach to respond to threats in mobile applications. The strategy considers managing risk and security in information an ongoing process, based on the prediction and prevention of cyber threats. Additionally, it’s always about keeping on guard, being ready and alert for new app vulnerabilities.
4. Fighting Mobile Malware Effect
Also becoming an urgent concern is mobile malware. There are different kinds of malware, including spyware, adware programs, ransomware, Android and iOS viruses, and so on.
Since 2018, experts have been attempting to resolve the malware issue, via protection at the hardware level. Moreover, developers could continue to work on this area this year. The approach is aimed to prevent forgery of software, and provide security authorization and authentication as well.
5. Managing Mobile Devices
Many organizations now use mobile devices, thus the need for mobile protection is greater than ever. Huge attention should be paid into managing mobile devices. The solution lets you:
- integrate the mobile devices of the staff safely to the corporate environment.
- apply organizational security policies to the devices of users.
- build a securely encrypted container that has confidential data on every employee’s device.
6. The SoC Approach
Given the current conditions in the market, the tasks of detecting and responding to cyber-attacks in the right way comes at the forefront. Thus, in 2020, security trends related to the SoC creation would become popular.
SoC, or the Security Operation Center includes three major components:
– hiring employees whose main responsibility is securing information.
– adaptation and improvement of protection technologies.
7. Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP)
The role to provide security services towards commercial information. The benefits of MSSP are the following:
- higher information protection level and more reliable mobile and web security solutions since services are provided by experienced professionals.
- reduction of expense because there is no need to purchase a specialized software.
- opportunity to solely concentrate on the core business, with no need to worry about digital security at all times.
The rise of business mobile apps attacks has grown considerably in the last few years. Now, with the Coronavirus pandemic, cyber criminals are taking more advantage of the difficult situation. Thus, security patterns should be reinforced this year more than ever.
Morgan is an IT Consultant at TatvaSoft Australia, which is a Mobile App development company in Australia. Coming from an IT background Morgan likes to share informative and very useful articles & blogs on mobile app development. He has multiple years of experience in a Technological domain and helps organizations of all sizes.