The importance of application security in an increasingly connected world

We’re living in a world where technology is increasingly part of our everyday lives. Unfortunately, despite the advantages that all of this new technology offers, it also comes with risk. Although there is research to suggest that developers are becoming more security conscious, applications are still being developed without security in mind. According to recent research from Ofcom’s Tech Tracker, 71 percent of UK adults had a smartphone last year. Meanwhile even though the general feeling among researchers and analysts is that IoT devices will amount to approximately 30 billion by 2020 rather than the earlier predicted 50 billion, 30 billion is still a lot of connected devices. And just looking at the App Store at the beginning of this year, there were 2.2 million downloadable applications. As applications present such a large surface area for potential attacks, it’s essential that organisations understand the context of application development and the differences between native and hybrid mobile development.   Continue reading on SC Magazine UK
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