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Mobile application security testing

Mobile application security testing is an essential tool in an organisations armoury where mobile applications are used to process business information. Ensuring that vulnerabilities and weaknesses are identified and mitigated appropriately will provide assurance that they can not be exploited to impact your business functionality.

  • Identify technical security vulnerabilities and weaknesses with a mobile application
  • Test the effectiveness of mobile application security controls that should protect against threats to information assets
  • Ensure that the application is protected against client side manipulation and sensitive information leakage
  • Effectively manage mobile application information security risks

Business and e-commerce mobile application deployments have become more prominent recently and have now become a regular channel for product sales and an effective means for customers to access services and content ranging from bank accounts, social media and AV streaming.

Mobile application security testing supports the effective management of information security risk associated with organisational mobile applications and should ensure a robust and functioning set of controls, including those associated with web applications, web services. And bespoke communication protocol implementations. Additionally common application weaknesses such as authentication and authorisation, input and output validation and session handling problems should all be identified and managed.

However, given that the mobile application is also installed upon an end user device an additional set of risks are introduced, including the possibility of code manipulation and information leakage associated with application decompilation and reverse engineering. Furthermore, local storage of information and the safe use of mobile libraries and application programming interfaces increases the attack surface of a mobile application.

Whether associated with access to financial services, a complex e-commerce service or protecting key premium content our mobile application testing service shall determine whether effective controls are implemented and operating properly and that fraudulent manipulation of the mobile application and supporting infrastructure / application services is not possible.

Using a team that comprises experienced penetration testers and mobile application security experts and following formal methodologies (for example the OWASP guidance and top 10), Prism Infosec will assess the mobile application platform’s security controls for vulnerabilities and weaknesses across the stack and deliver a detailed report.

The output of the exercise shall position the effectiveness of security associated with the target mobile application and supporting services against best practice and provide a detailed set of issues alongside pragmatic remedial activities that can be used to make improvements, where required.

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