Mobile app security: What is it? Advices and tips

Nowadays, with mobile apps, people download dozens of them. And people are also used to think that every single mobile app is fully secured. However, they are not. The carelessness of phone owners can lead them to huge problems.

It is especially dangerous for business. With different viruses in apps, thieves can steal all the important data on your phone, like bank card information, any private info such as sms, simple messages or photos .

When you run a brand, those problems become multiplied. Now you are responsible for the information fraud from the phones of your clients. Simply said, people will lose their trust in your brand, and your popularity will sink extremely fast. Of course, in addition you will get significant financial losses.

Keep in mind, that third mobile apps never been checked for any viruses. Many researches say that companies usually underestimate the importance of the mobile app security.

But how to evade all the potential dangers? Well, even without the special programs you can minimize the risk by being more aware of the situation and by performing the right tasks.

Here are some basic for you and your brand to prevent the most obvious ways of endangering the important data:

  • The most obvious thing is to spread the information among the employees and do different training. It is always much easier to talk for yourself, but are you fully confident in your coworkers? Any of them can download a viral program and make lots of troubles for the entire company. Because of that, it is extremely important to be sure, that people that are working for you understand the situation as you do.
  • Many applications can use the name of your brand, legally or illegally. This leads to another advice: try to check as many apps as possible. When your brand becomes a part of some scandal or information fraud, it is quite disturbing, at least.
  • One of the potential breaches can be saved password. Try to write down your passwords somewhere else (in textbook, for example).
  • If you really want to improve the security of your device and your brand, invest in security services. Get the specialists that will do all the necessary work much more efficient than you do.

  • Try to create and stick to one defence strategy. You can use the help of specialists. Consider all the nuances and potential dangers. When you will have a plan against at least the most basic methods of fraud, you will be already much more secured, than most of the phone users.
  • One of the most convenient ways to get virus is to download from questionable sources. Even the mobile app market has this problem. Always use verified sources and tell your employees to use them too. Moreover, you should keep an eye on them and tell them to inform you on every weird activity after the installment of an application.

Remember, even the awareness about the risks can help you and your crew to secure the important information. These simple instructions can increase the level of trust in your company.

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    Vitaly is a principal consultant at Hackcontrol as wall as aa business and IT thought leader. He has over 15 years of experience in consulting, account management and is a specialist in cybersecurity.