What is the OWASP Mobile Security Top 10?
Mobile security focuses on the best practices and tools to be implemented with regards to the industry standard for designing mobile applications. The OWASP Mobile Security project has been devised to provide developers and security personnel with the resources and most current information they need to develop and maintain secure application software. More specifically, the top ten current issues have been summarized in order to raise awareness about mobile security. These issues have been outlined below.
What are the OWASP Mobile Security Top 10?
How to Improve Mobile App Security
In addition to the specific recommendations listed above, there are also more general tips for enhancing the strength and security of your mobile applications. Some ways include, but are not limited to:
- Strong encryption standards
- Secure storage of sensitive data and information
- Implementing code analysis and manual verification
- Imposing access controls and separation of privileges
- Maintaining good coding practices and frequent testing
- Making high-level authentication a priority
If you’re interested in what you can do to further secure your mobile applications or are unsure of where to start, please contact us for more information. Everyday popular mobile apps on the Google Play and App Store are found to be vulnerable to the OWASP Mobile Top 10, making it harder to protect consumers from the risks. Our mobile application testing is based on the OWASP Mobile Security Testing guide and checklist to ensure that the requirements of a secure and robust application are met.
The OWASP Mobile Security Project can be found here: https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Mobile_Security_Project