George Japak, managing director of ICSA Labs and Verizon’s HIPAA security officer, discusses his thoughts on NCSA month and offers important advice to help enterprises and consumers stay vigilant when it comes to cybersecurity.
While mobile computing remains a high priority and offers many benefits, it is not without risks. Enterprise must ensure that their mobile apps - both those custom made as well as those approved for use on employee devices - adequately protect the enterprise's brand and reputation. The last thing that an enterprise wants is to expose proprietary or sensitive customer information and open itself up to regulatory violations, fines, and litigation.
Not every enterprise has the time, resources, expertise, or desire to develop its own apps. In fact, recent studies indicate an almost even split between those enterprises having their apps developed internally versus having their custom apps developed by a 3rd party.
Especially for the many enterprises that have some or all of their apps developed externally by third party developers, the problem in terms of security and privacy is threefold:
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Prior to launching this testing program, ICSA Labs researched the available mobile platforms. Based on this research ICSA Labs created and refined more than twenty individual assessment elements against which we measure mobile apps. From there the labs uses a mix of uniquely powerful tools and techniques to test not only code quality but code security and privacy protections as well.
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