Assessing Web and Mobile App Security
October 27, 2016 @ 12:00pm
Organizations are looking to enhance their business and customer relationships through web and mobile applications. However, there is a fine line between innovation and control, and for many organizations these applications are not treated with the same security considerations as other enterprise systems. Understanding, assessing, and managing the security risk associated with these applications is challenging, particularly when in view of where these risks could exist: server-side or client-side code, third party libraries, backend infrastructure, or underlying mobile platforms. Further, since there’s no “one-size-fits-all” for security, the variety of mobile platforms available increases the difficulties in performing comprehensive testing, such as platform-specific differences, obtaining hardware or implementing mobile emulators, and identifying tools for vulnerability assessment that will work across the various platforms. Join us for an overview of web and mobile application security testing including available tools to identify weaknesses in applications, detecting vulnerable environments, and preventing data leakage and theft.