Ten years ago we may have asked, “How did we even exist without the internet?”
Now the same can be asked about living without our mobile devices.
Mobile devices provide us with the benefits of the internet from the convenience of our own bathtub, beach or BBQ.
They let us do our banking, improve our fitness, talk to friends 10,000 miles away, shop, play games, and even work from pretty much anywhere on the planet. Driving this high level of convenience and productivity are a multitude of mobile apps—software that connects to APIs and servers around the world to deliver data, products, services, and value to their users.
But. according to UpWork, this all has to happen under a cloak of well-engineered security. Otherwise, companies risk jeopardizing their apps, their own system, their customers’ information, and their own reputations. That’s because where digital activity thrives, online and mobile hackers are never far behind.
Apps and mobile devices are big targets for malicious activity. Arxan Technology’s 2016 State of App Security Report shows that 90% of apps surveyed had at least two out of ten of OWASP’s major security risks. Arxan also reported that around 50% of organizations haven’t allocated any spending toward mobile app security—a pretty big discrepancy when you consider the risks of not securing a mobile app.
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