Relying solely on penetration testing and manual efforts to test your application can be both costly and often will not keep up with the pace of development on a mobile application. This often results in releases multiple times a week or month. A common strategy for development teams is to shift left with all testing and verification processes, best accomplished through automation as part of the CI/CD process.
By automating your application security testing, you can ensure you get immediate feedback on security issues in your app, ensuring any extra efforts to pen test your app are more likely to result in a positive outcome. Automation with the right tool can also ensure your developers receive feedback on security issues when it’s most relevant, allowing the team to quickly incorporate changes and fixes, with less disruption.