Gartner Research

Six Principles of Mobile App Security Testing

Published: 16 April 2015

ID: G00271444

Analyst(s): Dionisio Zumerle , Joseph Feiman


Mobile apps are often released with security vulnerabilities. These six principles should be applied for comprehensive security testing of mobile apps, custom-built as well as offered by app stores.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • 1. Test App Code
  • 2. Analyze App Behavior at Test Runtime
  • 3. Test Apps' Communication With Web Services and Test Web Services Themselves
  • 4. Select Commercial Apps Based on Their Risk/Reputation Ratings
  • 5. Automate Submitting Apps for Testing to Ensure That No App Is Left Untested
  • 6. Integrate App Testing and App Protection
  • Planning Mobile App Testing Strategy

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