Beware Prying Eyes

By Shane Stevens, Director of Omni-Channel Trust and Identity Solutions at VASCO Data Security Drones have become more and more popular. As most of us are acutely aware,...

By Shane Stevens, Director of Omni-Channel Trust and Identity Solutions at VASCO Data Security

Drones have become more and more popular. As most of us are acutely aware, they are naturally, albeit passively intrusive. Based on how much people talk about the all-around need for privacy, it is hard to speak of drones and keeping sensitive information completely private.

The bigger concern? What happens to the data if the app is hacked? An article on spy toys in Security Week puts a fine point on this by suggesting that Internet connected devices can collect private conversations without limitations on collection, use, or disclosure of personal information as a result of no meaningful data protection standards. What could be the impact of a cybercriminal getting access to a device to gain insightful information?

In thinking about the convergence of mobile convenience and new interactive technology, product developers just want to be the first to the marketplace, thus security is a secondary thought. With the continued increase in sophistication of hacking attacks, this warning should ring loud and clear: Mobile security needs to be a priority today!

In the age of digital transformation, it is affecting everyone and, when it comes to connected gadgets and toys, everything. The new endpoint is the mobile app; it is the interface with the user. Protecting those apps is also the best chance to protect one’s mobile world. This intersection of security and the convenience of mobile apps drives peace of mind that results in customer trust along with an optimal mobile first experience. Runtime Application Self-Protection Security can protect the integrity of mobile applications. Wrap your app with RASP.

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