Mobile application development has boomed with the advent of Android, iOS, and Windows mobile operating systems. With more than 1.5 billion smartphone users, there is a growing demand for smartphone applications, including apps for banking, trading, and other services that deal with personally identifiable information (PII), credit card numbers, and other sensitive data.
A plethora of companies are rushing to capture a piece of the mobile market by developing new applications or porting old applications to work with smartphones. McAfee Foundstone's Mobile Application Assessment helps businesses secure thin or thick mobile applications. Foundstone has been a leader in assessing the security of mobile applications and is a recognized expert in the field, publishing several white papers and magazine articles on the topic, as well as building many free mobile assessment tools, including iOSKeychain Analyzer, Hacme Bank Android, and Sqlitespy.
Foundstone developed a detailed, methodical approach to mobile application assessment to ensure evaluations are effective, efficient, and repeatable. Our comprehensive testing environment consists of simulators/emulators and actual physical devices. Foundstone specializes in assessing applications developed for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows Mobile, and BlackBerry platforms.
This customized methodology allows the process to be consistent across our testers, while allowing them to be creative and leverage their hacking skills. Our proprietary mobile application testing process consists of over 100 mobile-specific checks. Foundstone’s service line leads are constantly involved in ongoing research to update our vulnerability check list and keep it up to date with the rapidly evolving threat landscape. Our detailed methodology spans different security categories, including: