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.
Henderson kicks off the article:
The history of mobile application security is a case of "two steps forward, one step back." The rush of companies and developers into the mobile software market has led to shortcuts that have repeated many security problems already solved in older technology platforms. Mobile has been fraught with issues of caching sensitive data, incomplete encryption and simple mistakes in coding. The extreme portability of mobile devices and the relative ease of obtaining physical access pose a significantly new risk - which is why a top-of-the-line, soup-to-nuts data security plan is crucial when it comes to protecting sensitive information.
Read the full Forbes article here.