Continuous mobile app security protects the business and spurs innovation

Researchers found a vulnerability about two years ago in the Android versions of WhatsApp and Telegram that could let hackers manipulate media files sent via the apps. Today’s columnist, Brian C. Reed of NowSecure, offers some insights on how continuous mobile app security can protect companies from similar vulnerabilities. microsiervos CreativeCommons Credit: CC BY 2.0

Spurred on by a pandemic that forced workers home, we have grown increasingly reliant on a cadre of mobile applications proliferating at a head-spinning rate. Unfortunately, investment in mobile app security has failed to keep pace or gain coveted priority on the long list of information security concerns.

Too many business leaders simply don’t see mobile apps as a top-tier security threat. In the rush to develop mobile apps and get them to market, security and privacy are more often an afterthought than a must-have baked into the development process.

But that has to change

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