Gartner Research

Avoiding Mobile App Development Security Pitfalls

Published: 24 May 2013

ID: G00246738

Analyst(s): Joseph Feiman, Dionisio Zumerle

Summary

IT leaders in charge of application development should follow mobile best practices to avoid data leakage from mobile devices and attacks to the corporate infrastructure.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • With New Use Cases Come New Risks for Your Data
  • Adapting the Secure Development Life Cycle to Mobile
    • Recognize the Mobile AD Architecture Specificities
    • Lock Down Application Permissions
    • Harden Applications Against Reverse Engineering and Code Tampering
    • Perform Health Checks
    • Do Not Rely Solely on Client-Side Checks
    • Use Certificate Pinning
    • Put the Keys in the Keychain
    • Externalize Security Controls
  • Make or Buy?
  • Future Trends

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