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Protect Your Neck: You Can't Depend on a Mobile Device to Protect You or Your Mobile App

If I could ingrain one piece of security wisdom into the minds of mobile application development teams, it would be, “Don’t depend on the security of the device for which you’re developing.” An attacker can leverage too many variables to construct an attack and compromise a mobile device. And as much as they might like to, any one development team can’t control all of those variables.

Survey Says... BYOD Here to Stay

According to the Ovum 2013 multi-market BYOX (bring-your-own-anything) employee study, BYOD is here to stay. The global industry analyst firm encourages CIOs to respond with a clear strategy, warning business leaders to “respond and adapt now to this change in employee behaviour, rather than being steamrollered by it.”

Forbes: Is Your Mobile App Safe?

Trustwave Director of Application Security Services Charles Henderson offers his take on mobile app security in this Forbes article. He's one of the folks at Trustwave SpiderLabs who tests mobile application security on behalf of clients.