Mobile app security involves every mobile app owner (user), developers, security researchers, and enterprises, according to experts at CED Technologies and AppKnox.
Their involvements help to build safe and secure mobile application. The experts were speaking at a webinar organized by CED Technologies in partnership with AppKnox, meant to bring Mobile App Security awareness to organizations in Africa.
The speakers are; Harrison Nnaji, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at FirstBank; Lanre Adelanwa Basamta, Group Head, Mobile Financial Services at Interswitch Group; Harshit Agarwal, Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer at Appknox, and Chukwuebuka Ume-Ezeoke, Chief Technology Officer at CED Technologies.
The speakers unanimously agreed that more African organisations should make a cultural shift from DevOps to DevSecOps by using best-in-class Technology.
Harrison Nnaji, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at FirstBank who is an Appknox user for more than two years advised organizations to add Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT) to their IT polices before and after rolling out mobile apps into the market.
Lanre Adelanwa Basamta, Group Head, Mobile Financial Services at Interswitch Group advised that organizations can have more than one VAPT tool to ensure end to end assessment is absolutely covered.
Surge in mobile breaches?
Despite some rays of light emerging, the bad news still seems to outweigh the good. In 2021, “South Africa had 230 million threat detections in total, while Kenya had 72 million and Morocco 71 million,” according to AFRIPOL.
“As an organization big or small, it is important that everyone practices a healthy cyber environment as they provide best-in-class mobile apps for their users”, the webinar agreed.
How CED Technologies partners with Appknox
“At CED Technologies we understand the pain points of businesses and help address them bringing superior technology to businesses at an affordable rate while placing the importance on the personal touch in servicing our clients.
“We strive to be the most trusted technology advisor for our clients as we stand behind our work and our clients in their needs. In the aera of Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT) for Mobile App Security we provide Appknox to our clients.
“Our commitment remains to connect businesses with the highest-rated and vetted software solutions in Africa,” the CEO said.