“Gartner Listed - mobile application security guide”

September 19, 2016

Continuous security testing – Part 2

Read part 1 on mobile app security testing best practices, and please get in touch if you think we’re missing anything.

Be aware of new threats

Keep yourself up to date with latest vulnerabilities and threats. A good source for this would be the OWASP Mobile Top 10, the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures list, and the Android Security update.

Think like a hacker

Consider how a hacker would use existing vulnerabilities against you. Do this for each milestone of app development and think about how minor issues might be escalated.


Before you begin, understand and learn about the security risks of your app. Understand what vulnerabilities you need to be aware of.

Focus on Ongoing Training

Give your app developers the chance to get education in secure coding and testing practices.

Make Mobile App Security Testing a Part of the SDLC

Mobile app security testing needs to be instilled as a process earlier during the Software Development Lifecycle. Embed the concept of security right from the start, rather than treating it as another set of tests to be done during QA.

Do Not Settle for Less

“Less is more” cannot be the case when it comes to data security. Think of implementing additional layers of security every step of the way, as it will ensure a safer app with fewer chances of intrusion. Remember that hackers are aware of your security measures and they can always come up with new ways to counter them. Hence, stay a step ahead and be over cautious.

Adopt Best Practices for Coding

Adopt coding standards and learn high level programming languages. This goes for both developers and security experts.

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