Developers Should Prepare for Mobile Use: “Mobile Device Usage Rising, App Developers Should Prepare: Gartner” by Nathan Eddy. In eWeek this week, Eddy reported on a Gartner report that showed the world of application development is about to experience a paradigm shift towards mobile devices. With an ever increasing number of workers using mobile devices to perform job duties, “IT leaders and application developers need to adapt… Developers and businesses need to evolve mobile applications and interfaces as demand for business-to-business, business-to-employee, and business-to-consumer explodes,” says the report. Naturally, appropriate security measures must accompany this new BYOD movement, as our new BYOD eBook details. Find out more at our mobile security page. Developers can also find out how Veracode can perform mobile scanning in the SDLC.
Flame Malware: “Flame is Lame” by Mikko Hypponen. Hypponen presents both sides of the argument on the supposed most “highly advanced” piece of malware in the world. So, is Flame really lame? Is it only a hypefest? Decide for yourself….
Risks of Legacy Software: “The Hidden Security Risks of Legacy Software” by Aaron Weiss. Everyone knows that upgrading your outdated software can be a painful and costly process, but it’s worth it when you consider that it could be preventing a catastrophic failure or breach. Weiss presents several reasons why utilizing legacy software could lead to some type of traumatic experience, including lack of vendor support, old threatscapes, code re-use, well-known weaknesses, and patch lag. Check out the full article to see the other threats and to learn how to safely use legacy software if you absolutely must. Check out our site for more details on data security and data loss prevention.
Government Workers and BYOD: “Government Workers Make BYOD a Federal Case” by Ned Smith. In the case of BYOD devices in the government workplace, Business News Daily says that surveys have indicated that many federal employees bring their mobile devices to work to use in job functions, and that they wish that their employers would keep up with the technology that they are already comfortable with using. Smith says that, “government agencies wrestle with a way to create a secure environment for data-sharing,” even though they people they employ are ready to change, citing the survey that states, “68 percent (of federal employees) use smartphone apps, and more than half use those apps every day.”
Mobile Payments: “Mobile Payments: Is Security Taking a Back Seat?” Finally, Veracode’s own Zach Lanier joined Paul Roberts at Threatpost to discuss mobile payments and how to protect yourself from cybercriminals in during this sudden rush towards performing monetary transactions on our mobile devices. Learn more about the threats that mobile devices can present to an organization with our Web and Mobile Apps Webinar.