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Jae Hossell

- CTO of Approov
As an expert software architect and engineer, Jae brings a profound understanding of computer architecture, algorithms, data structures, and systems design. Over two decades of experience have allowed Jae to master a diverse range of technologies and skills including novel architectures, embedded and mobile operating systems, compilers, virtual machines, desktop applications, and comprehensive full-stack cloud-based services. Jae’s app-security expertise has evolved over the last 10 years, as he has immersed himself in the app-security space to continually advance and develop the Approov mobile security solution.

Approov Blog

Rethinking Mobile App Security in Apple's Ecosystem

May 21, 2024

Apple has long maintained that the robust security measures built into its devices negate the need for additional protections. This confidence was highlighted by Kyle Andeer at a European Union workshop, where he asserted that third-party or even first-party security services were unnecessary thanks to Apple's integrated security. But is this assurance misleading, potentially leaving critical data at risk? Read Full Story

What Can You Achieve in Your 30 Day Free Approov Trial?

May 10, 2023

Approov provides a comprehensive runtime security solution for mobile apps and their APIs, unified across iOS and Android. Approov immediately stops any automated tools or compromised apps from manipulating any part of the end-to-end mobile platform, turning away unauthorized access attempts by scripts, bots and fake or tampered apps. Read Full Story

What if I Want to Cancel?

February 1, 2018

Once you've started using Approov, we find it unlikely that you will want to cancel. However, it is a legitimate concern for potential users and, as we have a quick and simple cancellation process, I am happy to address it here. First up, consider the following scenario at the point of cancellation: Read Full Story

Approov Cloud Service Architecture

January 25, 2018

We recently agreed a custom Service Level Agreement(SLA) with one of our enterprise customers and one thing the process highlighted was that we don’t talk about Approov’s backend enough. In this post, I hope to remedy that slip by providing a brief overview while dwelling on the characteristics indicative of a quality cloud service. Read Full Story

Approov in Parallel With User Authentication

January 22, 2018

In my last post in this series, I introduced Approov, the app authentication solution, and described how it tackles the problem of API protection in a novel and proactive way. In this post, I want to focus on the reasons API publishers need app authentication as part of their mobile security defense, and specifically why it should work alongside user authentication. In our discussions with new customers we often find that we need to explain the difference between the two as well as the contributions that each one provides. Read Full Story

A Brief Introduction to Approov

January 19, 2018

An article on wired summarises 25 data breaches that made headlines during 2017. The implication in the article, and the general impression of those who take an interest, is that 2018 will bring more of the same in an ever accelerating trend of discovery and disclosure. The growth in attacks indicates that companies of all sizes should continually raise the defensive bar and Approov raises that bar significantly. In this short post I will provide a high-level view of what Approov does and how it works. Read Full Story

Checking Approov Tokens in ASP.Net Core 2.0

January 10, 2018

We’ve had some requests recently from customers for some examples to show how to use Approov tokens with an ASP.Net Core 2.0 back end. In this blog I’ll walk you through adding the check to a basic API. It’s really straight forward! Thanks to Jon Hilton for this great blog which formed the basis for this example. Read Full Story

Prepare to Fail

March 1, 2017

So as I type this, while obsessively checking the server logs, and #awsoutage on twitter, I am reminded of the Benjamin Franklin quote: "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail". Currently Amazon Web Services (AWS) is suffering from an unspecified problem with S3, their Simple Storage Service. This is a place where companies store files and underpins a fair chunk of the internet. Lots of websites will host their content on S3 and many services depend upon it to a degree. AWS has a huge share of the cloud service market so any outage by them is a big deal. Read Full Story

API Key Security with Approov

December 20, 2016

Are you an API consumer? Or, in other words, do your mobile apps use external APIs to provide content and functionality that engages with and excites your customers? If so, how do you prevent bad actors from stealing, or otherwise misusing, your access permissions? API security is a major challenge today. Read Full Story