It’s been reported in the news that the Starbuck’s payment app saves usernames, passwords and location data in plain text right on consumer’s smartphones. Any devious person with a little know-how can get access to this information...
Your Company & Customers Need Safe Mobile Apps
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.
Who Is Developing Your Enterprise's Apps?
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.
Framing the Mobile App Problem
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:
What's the Solution?
With 20+ years of computer and network security testing experience complemented by ISO 9001 & 17025 accreditations, your company need look no further for a trusted, competent testing partner. There are four areas of focus in ICSA Labs' mobile app testing program. We assess mobile apps in terms of maliciousness, vulnerability, privacy, and reliability.
For the past 18 months ICSA Labs has researched the available mobile platforms. Based on this research ICSA Labs created and refined more than twenty individual assessment elements against which ICSA Labs measures mobile apps. From there the labs uses a mix of uniquely powerful tools and techniques to test not only code quality but code functionality as well.
Interested in App Testing?
For enterprises, app stores, mobile phone makers and any others interested in an assessment of your mobile apps, please contact ICSA Labs via e-mail or call 717.790.8143.