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Mobile App Security to Empower you to Offer Secure Mobile Applications

Smartphones have not only changed how we conduct business and interact with people, but also how we need to protect our business and users. Mobile apps are a necessary and convenient way to interact with others, but they introduce an additional means through which attackers can gain access to your business’s sensitive data and network infrastructure.

Sword & Shield Enterprise Security partners with you through our Mobile Application Security Assessment service to empower you to offer secure mobile applications.

Following the OWASP Application Security Verification Standard, our certified GIAC Mobile Device Security Analysts apply their depth and breadth of information security and compliance knowledge to provide a detailed security analysis of your Android, iOS, or Windows phone- or tablet-based app.

Thorough Mobile Application Security Analysis

Sword & Shield’s Mobile Application Security Assessment employs a combination of commercial tools, public domain utilities, proprietary tools, and manual testing techniques based on our extensive experience to provide the most thorough assessment possible. In addition, our mobile app security assessment includes a penetration test to determine if the protective controls of the target can be bypassed.

Mobile App Security Testing Process

Our mobile app security testing covers the complete mobile app environment, from the app running on the device to the back-end APIs and servers that facilitate the app and store data related to the app.

We use the following mobile app security testing process

  • Learn how the app works and get to know its functionality
  • Conduct static analysis: Check permissions, see how insecure data is stored, inspect the code, check for the presence of sensitive data
  • Conduct dynamic analysis: Assess man-in-the-middle, backend infrastructure, and privilege escalation vulnerabilities; and assess insecure direct object references
  • Test application programming interfaces (APIs) to ensure they are secure

Actionable Results

Sword & Shield feels our Mobile Application Security Assessment report is as valuable as the exercise itself. We use a proprietary platform to comprehensively report identified vulnerabilities, documenting our process and findings to produce a thorough and helpful roadmap for remediation.

Access to a Team of Security Experts

Hiring an individual Sword & Shield resource means you get the strength of a team made up of passionate security analysts. The pride we take in the quality of services we deliver supports our customer-first approach, and leads to our high level of customer retention.

In addition, as a full-service information security and compliance firm, your mobile application security assessor has access to teams of expert internal resources in areas including HIPAA and PCI, managed security services, forensics, and more.

Additional Services Related to Mobile App Security

Sword & Shield offers a host of related solutions. In addition to the Mobile Application Security Assessment, clients may opt for these related services:

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Featured Additional Security Assessment Services

Sword & Shield provides a wide variety of security assessment related services for our clients. The following list provides an overview of some of the most common services we perform. For more details about these services or other services we perform, contact us today.

Database Security

Our engineers are experienced in auditing Oracle, Microsoft SQL, Notes, and several other database management system products. Among other things, Sword & Shield security engineers analyze authentication and authorization controls in the database system for least-privilege access controls and audit traceability. Emphasis is placed on matching the degree of security with the business and operational needs.

Firewall Audit

A Sword & Shield Firewall/Router Audit thoroughly evaluates the rule base for known security risks and policy violations. As a first line of defense against attacks, firewalls and routers must be implemented and maintained properly. Our Firewall/Router Audit provides a detailed analysis that reduces risks and increases perimeter security.

Mobile Application Assessment

Our Mobile Application Assessment, when combined with our Web Application Assessment, provides a comprehensive assessment of the security of the web application and the mobile devices used to interact with the application. The service analyzes the network transmissions and forensically analyzes the mobile device(s) used.

Phone Sweep

Sword & Shield performs a sweep of the telephone address space to detect unauthorized modems and authorized but insecure modems. We can perform a phone sweep as a stand-alone service, or as part of another service, such as an external network vulnerability/penetration test.

Security Architecture Review

The Architecture Review and Design process is coordinated through a client project manager and includes a set of structured interviews. These interviews and reviews focus on business areas supported by the network and the technology staff that supports the business units.

Virtual Infrastructure Assessment

This service provides the customer with the analysis necessary to protect all facets of a virtualized infrastructure. Included are areas related to access control, the application of least privilege, data protection, secure network configuration, disaster recovery planning and testing, and threat analysis. The goal of the assessment is to identify security gaps and develop remediation strategies.

VPN Audit

The VPN Audit service audits your VPN and your VPN policies and recommends techniques to optimize and enhance your VPN’s effectiveness. We identify potential security vulnerabilities and help you reduce your risks.

Website Security Consulting

Web application security encompasses measures taken throughout the application’s life cycle to prevent exceptions in the security policy of an application or the underlying system vulnerabilities through flaws in the design, development, deployment, upgrade, or maintenance of the application.

Wireless Security

Sword & Shield's Wireless Testing examines the subsystems, components and security mechanisms of a wireless network and identifies any weaknesses.