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10/5/2017
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Dawn Kawamoto
Dawn Kawamoto
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10 Steps for Writing a Secure Mobile App

Best practices to avoid the dangers of developing vulnerability-ridden apps.
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Assign a Security Point Person

One person on the development team should be tasked with ensuring that security is considered for each phase of the app's development, according to the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) publication, App Developers: Start with Security.

"While everyone on a team should ideally have basic security training, in the rush to market some developers might be more concerned with whether the app will function properly or how to improve the user experience. Designating a team member primarily responsible for security helps to ensure that security challenges do not fall through the cracks," says Jared Ho, an FTC senior attorney in the Privacy and Identity Protection Division.

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