What is a Security Framework?

A security framework is a dedicated hardware security layer that you can use along with third-party software to safeguard privacy. Developing a reliable and robust security framework hinges on the implementation of strong authentication and access controls to ensure comprehensive security. Another critical piece is ensuring that your team addresses both hardware and software layers.

What is a Mobile Security Framework?

A mobile security framework is an automated and all-in-one mobile application pen-testing framework that can perform malware analysis. You can use this framework for fast and effective security analysis of iOS, Android, and Windows mobile apps.

A mobile security framework fits within the broader security framework and specifically protects mobile users. Traditionally, the main objective of a security approach was to protect backend servers – where sensitive data was stored – at all costs. However, mobile apps and connected devices have moved the security perimeter outward.

Sensitive data now exists outside of a company’s backend, and a mobile security framework must be implemented to protect these new vulnerabilities and risk surfaces. It is no longer “good enough” to simply protect the backend. In fact, OWASP lists insecure authentication and authorization among the most common vulnerabilities in their Mobile Top 10 vulnerabilities list.

Mobile Applications Reside in a Hostile Environment

Mobile application usage surged about 25 percent in the third quarter of 2020. With the increase in mobile adoption, there is also a surge in security threats. Now more than ever, malware analysis and pen-testing are critically important to protecting revenue and reputation.

Cybercriminals are savvy, and they will always follow the money trail, but they usually prefer the path of least resistance. By implementing a mobile security framework, hackers will run into roadblocks and difficulties breaking into your app, and they will simply move onto the next.

Mobile platforms are particularly vulnerable to malware attacks – which is especially dangerous because so much sensitive user data is entered and stored at the device level.