Concern over application vulnerabilities is growing: climbing to become the number one security concern in a Global Information Security Workforce study. About 70 per cent of the information security professionals participating in the survey identified software as their top security concern. One of the areas driving this concern is the proliferation of new mobile applications, with cloud-based services and consumer-owned devices (BYOD) infiltrating business systems. Paco Hope, a member of the (ISC)2 Application Security Advisory Board, considers five principles of secure mobile development.

In such a rapidly evolving ecosystem, ensuring that security is prioritised is challenging, particularly given the development ...

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