March 1, 2022

    Gartner® Client Question Video: How Can We Secure Our Mobile Apps?

    Gartner® Client Question Video: How Can We Secure Our Mobile Apps?

    Mobile applications play an increasingly important role in our daily lives. In fact, consumers are predicted to download 258.2 billion mobile apps in 2022, compared to the 196 billion mobile apps downloaded in 2021. And with mobile becoming an increasingly attractive platform for industries like gaming and healthcare, it’s little surprise that mobile apps are being targeted by threat actors more than ever.

    Adding to the urgency of this situation is that less than 50% of the top apps have adequate security.

    Security can’t be an afterthought in the mobile app development process; organizations need to take action and support developers in securing their mobile apps. Without implementing security into the dev process, app publishers risk not only financial loss, but reputational damage as well.

    Protect Your Mobile Applications Now

    To maintain a good reputation, customer trust, and financial success, organizations cannot overlook the importance of mobile app security. This means taking necessary precautions against reverse engineering, IP theft, fraudulent app clones, and data breaches, among other risks.

    The most effective way to do this starts with a partnership between security and developer teams. Establishing this partnership from the outset can only help protect your mobile app against various threats.

    In this brief video from Gartner® mentioning data from Guardsquare (00:25), you’ll learn the four steps to enhance the security of your mobile apps. These steps include various techniques, like threat monitoring, security testing, and code hardening.

    Additionally, you’ll gain insight into:

    • The difference between an application security program and a mobile application security program
    • How to determine app criticality to know what risks can be accepted and mitigated
    • The development mistakes that can occur when it comes to protecting mobile apps

    *Gartner, Client Question Video: How Can We Secure Our Mobile Apps?, Dionisio Zumerle, 8 October 2021.

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    Learn the specifics of each four steps, why they are necessary, and how developers can complete them.

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