News | March 17, 2014

Mobile App Security Considerations, CompTIA Certification Options Featured In Upcoming Webinar

The impact of mobile technologies on the enterprise and the importance of securing mobile applications will be discussed by industry experts during a webinar set for March 20, according to CompTIA, the non-profit association for the information technology (IT) industry.

“Get Ahead of the Mobility Curve” will features executives from Mobile Comply, a provider of training, consulting and curriculum to teach organizations about mobile devices and mobility strategy; and viaForensics, a leading provider of mobile security products and consulting.

The webinar is scheduled for noon – 1 p.m. (Eastern) on Thursday, March 20. To register, visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/554219984.

A 2013 CompTIA study found that a majority of companies allow their employees to use their own mobile devices for work. But as employees bring their own mobile devices into the workplace, they’re also bringing their own applications and services.

This is not a trivial matter. Companies must weigh the cost of operational disruption and potential security threats against the advantages.

Webinar speakers will address the criticality of security in the mobile app development universe. Many companies are developing apps – either in house or with hired developers – which put their users and company at risk. viaForensics and other researchers have released studies showing many popular apps are insecure, with vulnerabilities including man-in-the-middle and insecure data storage, among others. These problems can put a company's reputation in serious jeopardy and potentially pose legal or regulatory exposure.

One way to secure apps is to rely on developers who are CompTIA Mobile App Security+ certified. This vendor-neutral certification validates that a developer has the knowledge and skills required to contribute to secure development of mobile apps, including awareness of mobile threats, encryption best practices and secure development lifecycle.

CompTIA Mobile App Security+ certification is available for both native Android and iOS mobile applications. For more information, visit CompTIA Certifications (http://certification.comptia.org/).

About CompTIA
CompTIA is the voice of the world’s information technology (IT) industry. Its members are the companies at the forefront of innovation; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their investments in technology. CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications and public policy advocacy. For more information, visit http://www.comptia.org/home.aspx.

SOURCE: CompTIA

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