8 security questions to ask before building mobile applications

An Article for CSO Online by Denim Group Principal, John Dickson

April 2011

Everyone is rushing to build a mobile application for their business. John Dickson of the Denim Group advises asking IT and marketing folks these eight security-related questions before you go any further.

Business line managers need to make sure that marketing and IT managers who are building mobile applications are protecting of customer data and not inadvertently opening up unexpected security holes for outside attackers. Here are eight questions to ask them before proceeding.

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About John Dickson

John Dickson is an internationally recognized security leader, entrepreneur and Principal at Denim Group, Ltd. He has nearly 20 years' hands-on experience in intrusion detection, network security and application security in the commercial, public and military sectors. As a Denim Group Principal, he helps executives and Chief Security Officers (CSO's) of Fortune 500 companies, including major financial institutions, launch and expand their critical application security initiatives.