The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) recently released their list of the Top 10 Mobile Risks for 2014. Based on industry polls for new vulnerability statistics in the field of mobile applications, the number ten spot went to the lack of binary protections.
These security protections can be built into mobile apps easily, but are often overlooked. Among other security measures, the need for code obfuscation is a key factor in securing mobile apps. Without this, mobile apps are easily exploitable and can lead to a high risk of IP theft, brand erosion and data compromise.
According to the OWASP Website: “A lack of binary protections results in a mobile app that can be analyzed, reverse-engineered, and modified by an adversary. Unfortunately, it is extremely common for apps to be deployed without binary protection. The prevalence has been extensively studied by a large number of security vendors, analysts, and researchers.” Arxan has a deep familiarity with the need for binary level protection. We encourage you to visit our App Protection Resources page to get a quick mobile app assessment and determine if your apps are at risk.
Arxan has been a leading voice warning that mobile apps require protection beyond the use of traditional secure coding techniques. To combat modern application threats, enterprises and app developers need to set up Application Integrity Protection (AIP) for binary hardening. Arxan supplies forward thinking enterprises with advanced binary code protection solutions. As hackers are always innovating, AIP is working towards future-proofing business assets in the rapidly evolving App Economy by constantly improving security measures.
Recently Arxan discussed these new protections at the 2014 RSA Conference in San Francisco where we celebrated some impressive growth and enterprise adoption momentum we’ve enjoyed over the past year. We were excited to also announce that we earned the Information Security Excellence Award for our Mobile App Integrity Protection Suite from Info Security Products Guide 2014.