According to Statista, there were over 3.48 million apps on Google Play, about 2.2 million apps on Apple store, around 700,000 and 500,000 0n the Windows store and Amazon store respectively in the first quarter of 2021. There were over 218 billion app downloads globally in 2020. With the pandemic forcing many businesses to go digital, the figure is probably higher for 2021.
As you are well aware, there is probably an app for anything you can think of, from finance, education, to lifestyle and health. And you probably have a couple of them on all your devices as well. These apps have access to varying amounts of data depending on the type of access granted or the function of the app itself. While I’m sure not many people read the terms and conditions or the data sharing agreement on their apps, they expect their data will be protected from breaches and unauthorized access.
With increasing global digitization and cyber attacks, application security is not just a serious subject for individuals, it is make or break for businesses and brands. Application security describes security measures at the application level that aim to prevent data or code within the app from being stolen or hijacked. It encompasses the security considerations that happen during application development and design, but it also involves systems and approaches to protect apps after they get deployed.(vmware)
Due to the types, amounts of data (Bank details, IDs, passwords, etc.) and sensitivity of the data imputed on apps globally, application security must be top notch. Application security is important because today’s applications are often available over various networks and connected to the cloud, increasing vulnerabilities to security threats and breaches. Application security testing can reveal weaknesses at the application level, helping to prevent these attacks. There is increasing pressure and incentive to not only ensure security at the network level but also within applications themselves.
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