5 Essential Tips To Create A Secure Mobile Apps

Extensive DDOS (Distributed denial of service), SSL (Secure socket layer) all around and uncountable vulnerabilities in app code and this is just a minor glimpse of this generations threat landscape. Every day when you find a business to be something less than wholly secure is a day emerging with the chances of lurking data breach.

The basic reason for the security breach in almost 75% of the mobile apps is the misconfiguration. Red alert, mobile app development services, you can’t fall in this pitfall, at least not after reading this article. Other considerations which make your app to malfunction on the grounds of security are the shortcoming of binary protection, insecure data storage, Wobbly server side controls and client side injection. Let’s introduce you with some of the basic tips to make your app secure.

1) Establish app threat model

The mobile app is the ruler and with high-end use, and this has led to exponential growth in the customer’s needs. Entry of innumerable new apps, eased the process of payment, customer portals and all such activities are growing with speed of light and this has led the security issues to your doorstep. The majority of the business don’t have accuracy about the number of apps in use, their latest update, and even their use. Troubleshooting this issue should be on the top notch. Any of the development company cannot enforce any threat secure model without having the blueprint of the assets in use. Enforce a database of apps similar to an inventory sheet feeding information of the number of apps, latest updated version, their usage and any intention of future use.

2) Bifurcate applications

It’s complicated to pay heed to all the apps, isn’t it? To overcome this trouble, you can bifurcate your app category wise. Keep three categories, Derogatory, Severe and Casual.

  • Derogatory – This category is specifically for external facing apps which accord with a severe monetary transaction and sensitive customer data. Security breaching source will target these apps and hence more heed should be paid to such apps.
  • Severe – Such apps can be both internal and external having reliable customer and company details. These are the second target after derogatory apps.
  • Casual – Hackers would not be highly interested in such apps but ignoring them right away is not a smart act. Hence, first fix the security defaults of derogatory and severe apps and then move on to the casual apps.

3) Powerful authentication and authorization tactics

Installing additional layers of security to the coding is one of the ways you can secure your mobile app. This security layer will allow the user to check out their identity while using the app. This will stop the hackers to take any chance with the app. You can also incorporate technologies like Open ID and OAuth2 for making your mobile app more safe for its users. If these are installed on the authorized server then it allows you to manage credentials between external servers and app users for tight security.

4) Efficient Encryption strategy

Your device turns to vulnerability on the grounds of high storage users data in it. This emerges the necessity of highly efficient encryption for the native apps. Poor encryption is the root cause for data leakage and you better know the after effects of leaking sensitive personal information. From the initial stage of app development itself, encrypt your database and files to make sure that the coding done is impenetrable. Safe and sound key management policies are must when sensitive transactions of credit card exists. Try and redirect such sensitive information to the encrypted servers.

5) Network connection and coding should be up to the mark

External or cloud servers are the source of your data access, hence secure your network connection to allow data exchange. Third party or API communication from the user’s ends should be secured and transmitted without any kind of interception. Mobile app development India is putting up all its efforts to make network connection and coding up to the mark. VPN (virtual private network), SSL (secure socket layer) and TLS (transport layer security) are some of the sources to ensure that you have secured and encrypted connections.

Published by Pratik Kanada

Pratik Kanada is CEO of 360 Degree Technosoft, a mobile app development company. Founder of The App Entrepreneur.

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  1. This is the really helpful article, where the author explains all essential tips to create mobile apps. I really want some article that provides some important information related to secure mobile apps.

  2. All the points you have mentioned are very accurate and precise way. I like this article and thanks for sharing. MADP is another way through which you can also develop your mobile app at a very high speed. There is a Mobile application development platform by HokuApps MADP which is suitable for such rapid way to build the apps.

  3. Yes, I think its a great way of securing mobile applications. Although if there is no payment integration then it doesnt need all the security measures.
    What do you think?

  4. Adding additional layers of security at the grass root level of development is the best way to secure any app.

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