Mobile Application Security : Apps are the new end points
Why are applications so critical? Because our applications; are keys to our backend systems, store our enterprise data, enable our enterprise mobility, are our most precious intellectual property.
How secure are our mobile applications? Applications that : We purchased? We developed? Our employees bring in? We distribute those applications to our customers, to our partners, to our employees. These applications run on many different type of devices. We need to be in control. We need to protect data everywhere it goes : At rest, In use, In transit. We need to fight all the threats our apps are up against : Malware. Hackers. Crackers. Fraudsters.
Yes, control is critical. But do we really have control? Many existing solutions rely on securing devices to secure data. How can we say we have the control if we cannot control the devices our apps go along with?