Enterprises see access to applications on the go as means to operational efficiency and better customer focus. Security and mobile application development rarely appear in the same sentence. Occasionally mobile development is a side project of an enterprise IT developer that is looking to put a tick for the mobile option checkbox. Though the security features for mobile application are same as desktop applications, the security risks and security considerations differ depending on the hardware model. Some of the security considerations relevant to mobile applications are:

  • Data – How the Mobile OS allows different applications to access data?
  • Cryptography – How secure is the connection that is being set?
  • Key Management – One of the main components of cryptography. How is the key being dealt with?

Secure mobile application is not an oxymoron but it’s up to the development team to take on the challenge and apply security throughout the development lifecycle.

Read a success story of the mobile work force management system developed by CI here.