TOP-3 Concepts of App Security Best Practices

 The more digitalized you become, the more susceptible your software is to various cyberattacks. It’s especially noticeable during disruptive times like pandemics and wars. Cybersecurity has become a number one priority for everyone involved in software product development for these and other reasons.

Infopulse Security Department shares results of the recent security assessment of PACE Packager Hub, the tool for managing application packaging workflow, and insights on methodology and recommendations for application safety.

First and foremost, any application must ensure three major concepts of application security — Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability, or CIA for short.

As for app security, it’s almost impossible to say that any specific app can be 100% secure. However, you can apply the next practices to make sure your solutions are always protected and safe:

  1. Secure connections;
  2. Minimization of application exposure to the public networks;
  3. Strength of business logic of the application.

The time needed for an average security check varies from 40 hrs for a simple app to 80 hrs for a more complicated one.

When performing a security assessment, the PACE Packager Hub team adhered to the OWASP Top-10 2021— a frequently updated report highlighting the ten most critical risks for web app security, and thoroughly goes through the following criteria:

  • Broken Access Control
  • Cryptographic Failures
  • Injection
  • Insecure Design
  • Security Misconfiguration
  • Vulnerable and Outdated Components
  • Identification and Authentication Failures
  • Software and Data Integrity Failures
  • Security Logging and Monitoring Failures
  • Server-Side Request Forgery



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