David Anumudu, Software Security Solution Architect, HP Enterprise Security
While users are more mobile than ever, that flexibility has also come with increased risk. As business managers push for more mobile apps, faster development, newer features and broader distribution of these apps, the businesses’ risk exposure grows exponentially. Organizations are at risk of exposing their corporate data, losing brand equity, and ultimately suffering financial loss through breaches of their mobile applications. IT must ensure these apps are secure, even if they are developed by a third party, so understanding the mobile vulnerability landscape is critical and its tough to keep this expertise in-house.
HP Security Research leveraged HP Fortify on Demand (FoD) Mobile to scan more than 2,000 mobile applications from more than 600 companies, revealing alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.