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When To Add Security To Your New Mobile App?

May 23, 2022

Whether you are a brand new company bringing a mobile-centric digital service to market, or an established company introducing a new mobile offering, there will - hopefully - come a time when someone asks “When do we add security into our app and onto our APIs?” In this article we explore this question and provide some guidance on how to reach the right conclusion for your business. Read Full Story

The Risks & Rewards of Travel by Mobile

May 12, 2022

    After a couple of false starts, we are finally emerging from behind the shadow of the Covid pandemic. Some businesses prospered explosively during it as people suddenly needed to access key services remotely, such as the fintech and healthcare sectors; others were forced to deal with an almost instant switch-off of commercial activity, for example the travel and tourism markets. In this article we will look at the travel sector and anticipate what kinds of security challenges might lie ahead as the market evolves and recovers. Read Full Story

Shielding APIs that Service Mobile Apps: Part 4 - When?

March 9, 2022

In the final part of this four part series, we’ll recommend what actions you should take and when you should take them in order to implement effective shielding of your mobile app and APIs it uses. Read Full Story

Shielding APIs that Service Mobile Apps: Part 1 - Why?

February 8, 2022

In this series of articles, we are going to explore the why, what, how and when of shielding APIs that service mobile apps. Increasingly, mobile represents a special case when it comes to security and we will make the case for some explicit steps you should take if you are working within a company that relies on mobile apps to conduct its business. Read Full Story

Hacking Financial APIs - New Report, Familiar Results

January 20, 2022

Alissa Knight’s latest security research report “Scorched Earth” was recently released. In this blog we’ll look at 3 key themes from the report and the immediate mitigations that banks, crypto companies and fintechs should implement. Read Full Story

Shift Left but Shield Right - and what are the options?

January 17, 2022

As I explained in a previous blog about the FHIR API Research Alissa Knight recently completed, “Shift Left, but Shield Right” is a strategy Alissa recommends to address the issues she uncovered in the mobile apps she tested.  Read Full Story

Shift Left but Shield Right - but what does that mean?

January 12, 2022

We sponsored a major report “Playing with FHIR” by Alissa Knight, released in October 2021 (download it here) which investigated the security of mobile healthcare apps and APIs which use the FHIR standard. This report has certainly sparked a lot of debate about the security of healthcare apps and a broader discussion about who is accountable for keeping patient data safe as the ecosystem expands.  Read Full Story

What is Bank-Grade Security and is it Enough for 2022?

December 8, 2021

Many digital companies describe their platforms as being protected by ‘bank-grade security’. In this article, we will examine what is meant by this term and whether or not you should be comforted by it. Read Full Story

Fake Apps & Fintechs

September 1, 2021

We have released a short video that demonstrates how fake apps can be used to commit fraud against your business and how Approov can help your organisation to fight back against these fake and/or repackaged apps. Read Full Story

Approov Partnership with BMW Group Provides Secure and Seamless Car Share Experience

November 10, 2020

Car theft risks and business-critical security issues are resolved with Approov API authentication software for mobile apps EDINBURGH — Nov. 10, 2020 — Approov, the award-winning, anti-fraud, anti-bot software solution delivering secure mobile business for the automotive and mobility industry, today announced a partnership with BMW Group to provide a secure, safe and seamless car-sharing experience. The BMW Group Car Sharing Platform, including the Approov SDK, has already been deployed in several thousand vehicles globally. Read Full Story