NIST looking for recommendations to enhance mobile security
With the increasing number of mobile apps available in the Google Play, Apple and other marketplaces, security is becoming an increasing concern. The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is looking to address this fear through the development of a guide to test third-party apps.
The NIST has drafted a set of recommendations, titled “Technical Considerations for Vetting 3rd Party Mobile Applications” and is looking to the industry for feedback according to PC World Australia. This government agency is looking to ensure the security of these apps and prevent vulnerabilities.
These recommendations are comprised of tests that enable those in charge of security to identify and understand vulnerabilities prior to approval for use. Upon completion, this document will provide businesses with a security guide – complete with the most common vulnerabilities found Android and iOS.
Furthermore, this report will provide information on undesirable behavior, life cycle management and examples of what happens when system compromises occur as well as how apps consume power.
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