Understanding Mobile App Security Threats and Mitigating Them

Cybercriminals are using sophisticated ways to target mobile users by leveraging the latest technology and exploiting security vulnerabilities. From accessing the device data stores, reverse engineering the application code, to abusing the backend service API calls, attackers can employ many strategies to gain access to personal information and conduct data breaches.

How can you protect your mobile app from cyberattacks?

Building a secure mobile app requires a strong collaboration between security experts and developers. Maintaining security in mobile apps is crucial as these apps could store sensitive data of their company or their users and, importantly, make calls back to your organization’s data center. If this data or if the API calls are compromised, it could have devastating consequences such as a decline in brand reputation, market valuation, customer relationships, customer acquisition rates, etc.

To give you a better understanding, here’s an infographic that depicts the biggest mobile app security vulnerabilities that exist today and how you can mitigate them.

Author Bio – Aaron Cure

Aaron Cure is the Principal Security Consultant at Cypress Data Defense and an instructor and contributing author for the Dev544 Secure Coding in .NET course.

After 10 years in the U.S. Army, I decided to switch my focus to developing security tools and performing secure code reviews, penetration testing, static source code analysis, and security research.