App security isn’t a feature or a benefit. It is a bare necessity. One breach could cost your company not just millions of dollars but a lifetime of trust. That is why security should be a priority from the moment you start writing the first line of code.

While you were busy developing the most intuitive, innovative and exciting apps, security breaches shook up the cyber world and made off with millions of dollars. If you begin to take into perspective the kind of relationship we have with our smartphones and mobile apps today, you’ll see that an enormous share of our life-critical information is floating about in the ether, accessible to a slew of cybercriminals. With one break-in, criminals could know our name, age, home address, account numbers and even out current location precise to a few meters. Enterprise applications exchange exceedingly sensitive information that attackers are constantly on the prowl for.

With that kind of information at stake, mobile app developers need to do everything they can to protect their users and clients. Here are 10 ways developers can build security into their apps:

  1. Write a Secure Code

Bugs and vulnerabilities in a code are the starting point most attackers use to break into an application. They will try to reverse engineer your code and tamper with it, and all they need is a public copy of your app for it. Research shows that malicious code is affecting over 11.6 million mobile devices at any given time.

Keep the security of your code in mind from the day one and harden your code, making it tough to break through. Obfuscate and minify your code so it cannot be reverse engineered. Test repeatedly and fix bugs as and when they are exposed. Design your code so it is (Read more...)