When your mobile apps leave the protection of your data center or secure cloud environment to be installed on the mobile devices of your workforce, a bright set of security challenges arise.
Out Systems takes security very seriously, both for mobile and web applications, and is committed to following best practices for web and mobile security, namely those defined by OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project).
When you developing a secure mobile app, then you would like to create multiple layers of security within the mobile device, within the backend, and thus the channel.
Here are some following guidelines that you just just must follow before developing a secure mobile app:
- Basic principles for mobile app security
- Secure device and apps
- Advanced mobile security
- Secure data in transit
- Secure the backend
1. Basic principle for mobile app security:
When it involves mobile security, the one most significant principle to contemplate is that any mobile device will be compromised. Your efforts should, therefore, be focused on keeping your data safe and your secrets secret…
The 3 tenets of data security:-
2. Secure device and apps:
Two important security checks should be applied to the device itself to form it harder for attackers to achieve unauthorized access to your app. First, apps should check whether the device has privileged access as a results of being rooted or jailbroken. Second, the app should certify the device encompasses a security lock mechanism like a pin, pattern, or passcode.
3. Advanced mobile security:
Cybercriminals are targeting B2C applications more aggressively than ever before, potentially resulting in downtime, data exposure, belongings theft, and hefty regulatory fines. Significantly reduce the danger of downtime, data exposure, property theft, and regulatory fines by protecting your mobile applications against the most recent, most advanced attacks. Out Systems App Shield, an extra cost add-on automatically adds additional layers of security during deployment to create applications even more proof against intrusion, tampering, and reverse engineering.
4. Secure data in transit:
In addition to securing the device and also the app, the channel that transports sensitive information between the backend and therefore the device should even be considered.
Mobile applications created with Out Systems require that every one communication uses the HTTPS protocol with a sound certificate. This ensures that each one data transferred across the channel is encrypted.
5. Secure the backend:
One of the foremost exposed parts of a mobile app, especially in B2C scenarios, is that the backend, as attacks can come from both the mobile app and also outside of the mobile app. In fact, this can be the highest risk identified by OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) for mobile security.
To secure the backend, Out Systems enforces a strict HTTP transport security policy for mobile applications. Additional security mechanisms prevent brute force, code injection, and other kinds of attacks. An anti-tampering mechanism prevents users from elevating their access to authorized requests by anonymizing those requests. Most of those mechanisms require no developer intervention. Others are proactively signaled by Out Systems during the event phase so the developer can take the suitable action.