NIST Issues Draft Report Enumerating Risks and Protections to Consider When Evaluating Mobile Apps for Your Enterprise

By | Privacy & Security Matters | September 12, 2014
NIST Issues Draft Report Enumerating Risks and Protections to Consider When Evaluating Mobile Apps for Your Enterprise

As the world recovers from the excitement leading up to Tuesday’s Apple Live Event announcement of the new iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, mobile app developers are chomping at the bit to create software that leverages the new operating system and Apple’s widely-anticipated “HealthKit,” a purportedly secure platform that allows mHealth apps to share user’s health and fitness data with the new Health app and with each other.  In fact, over 300 apps were created per day in recent years, according to some reports

FTC Final Orders with Fandango and Credit Karma Provide Guidance On Mobile App Security

By | Data Privacy Monitor | September 12, 2014
FTC Final Orders with Fandango and Credit Karma Provide Guidance On Mobile App Security

In August 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) approved final orders resolving its actions against Fandango, LLC (“Fandango”) and Credit Karma, Inc. (“Credit Karma”) for allegedly misrepresenting the security of their mobile apps to customers because of alleged security flaws in both mobile applications. Companies can look to the complaints and settlement orders for guidance in implementing security measures for their own mobile apps.