Every application that is downloaded via an app store runs in a zero-trust environment. When a protected app is published to an official app store, an open loop of protection is created, leaving the app without a way of communicating its current threat status. With more than 5 million apps available for download, this opens up a whole host of opportunities for bad actors to reverse engineer code and execute attacks that steal sensitive data.
The potential revenue impact, brand damage and loss of customer trust because of an application security breach can be as devastating to an organisation as any other major security event. Without proper protection in place, a breach is inevitable.
Read why Rusty Carter, VP Product Management at Arxan Technologies, believes that in order to lower risk of a breach, application protection needs to be updated regularly and address the current threats, on Help Net Security.