Four Security Concerns Enterprises Developing Mobile Applications Must Address

An Article for IDG Connect by Denim Group’s CTO, Dan Cornell

February 2011

The availability of advanced smartphone and tablet platforms has created opportunities for organizations to develop new classes of applications in support of their customers and employees. The integration of technologies such as cameras, GPS location and audio recording as well as access to network resources allows organizations to build innovative solutions that exceed the bounds of what was previously possible. However, this additional capability comes with added risk. As sensitive data and operations move from servers to mobile devices, there is a greater opportunity for data breaches and the exposure of other security vulnerabilities.

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About Dan Cornell

A globally recognized application security expert, Dan Cornell holds over 15 years of experience architecting, developing and securing web-based software systems. As the Chief Technology Officer and a Principal at Denim Group, Ltd., he leads the technology team to help Fortune 500 companies and government organizations integrate security throughout the development process. He is also the original creator of ThreadFix, Denim Group's industry leading application vulnerability management platform.