Strategy: Mobile Application Security

Jun 29, 2011


Dark Side of Mobile Apps: Keeping Data Safe on the Move

Remember when transferring money from one account to another meant a trip to your friendly local teller? Now, almost every aspect of our lives, from financial to gaming to workflow management to social, is controllable from a mobile device with only a few taps. A game written by a 14-year-old can get millions of downloads in days. As a business, if you haven’t responded to this instant-gratification reality by releasing a dedicated, feature-rich application for your customers, you’re already behind your competition.

But the dark side to this rush to release new shiny applications for Android, Apple, Blackberry and Windows Mobile devices is that security—of consumer data, applications and our infrastructures—is sometimes an afterthought. (S3060711)

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