The New Year 2018 is here. While we are excited and looking forward to an eventful year ahead, let’s look back at 2017 – for the lessons, we learned in mobile application security and beyond.

Last year was quite a challenging year for the security ecosystem. Before we jumpstart the new year, businesses, consumers, and the government need to do a year in review of the things that could have been done better to prevent a security vulnerability or mishap from happening in the first place.

At Appknox, we make a continuous effort to the best of our abilities to provide our clients and followers with the best practices, trending news, and resources that will help and guide them to prevent security vulnerabilities on their mobile apps as well stay updated with the things happening in the cybersecurity space.

Today we highlight our top 10 mobile security blog post. These articles range from ‘Demonetisation affect on mobile wallets’ to the ‘top mobile security vendors in the ecosystem’ from the ‘ultimate collection of mobile security resources’ to the ‘free mobile security testing tools’.

Top 10 Mobile Security Blog Post of 2017


1) The Demonetisation Story of India and How it has Affected Mobile Wallets

Mobile wallets had turned out to be the biggest and perhaps the only gainers of the demonetisation move that removed 86% of India’s cash overnight after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement on 8th November 2016. This article talks about the chaos that had kicked in when the government of India made a high-risk, high-stakes move and how it had affected mobile wallets.

You can read the complete blog here.


2) Gartner’s List of Mobile App Security Testing Vendors & Why Appknox Got Listed

With news of mobile application hacks from all over the globe being the talk of the town, companies are now changing the way they look at cyber security and in particular mobile app security. In this article, we spoke about what you need to know about mobile app security testing and the different mobile app security testing vendors you can approach to help keep your business secure.

Click here to look the complete list.


3) The Ultimate Collection of Mobile Security Resources

In our efforts to keep businesses and consumers aware and proactive towards the mobile application ecosystem, we have curated a list of our top mobile security resources that includes mobile security best practices, industry reports, top mobile security vendors lists, Android and iOS application development checklists and the latest trends in the mobile application security world.

To view the complete collection of resources, click here.

4) Online Business Security: 13 Simple Things Your Business Has Been Ignoring

As businesses, our focus tends to be more towards profitability and operational costs, we tend to take a lot of our basic technology implementations for granted. What seems to be as harmless as your employee’s phones, USB devices, Email Client or Wifi could actually ruin the millions or billions of dollars your company is worth. This checklist is designed to help you identify the technology in your business that you need to protect on priority.

Click here to list of 13 technologies you may have, but must not ignore.


5) 5 Key Reasons Why Banks Must Adopt Automated Mobile App Security Testing

In this article, we take a look at how automated mobile app security testing help keep banks secure and also help them perform faster security testing cycles, which in turn enables faster time to market.




6) Cyber Attacks in Connected Cars – What Tesla Did Differently to Win

Today’s cars, endowed with the power of technology, collect a lot of information about the car’s running status health, driving data, etc. They are way “smarter” than their older versions. However, all these features come at a price when it comes to how easily hackers can break into car computer systems.

Gartner estimates that by 2020 there will be 250 million connected cars. This growth threatens to increase cyber attacks in connected cars. Are we ready? Read the complete article here.


7) National Cyber Security Awareness Month: 2017 the Year of Poor Security Practices

The National Cyber Security Awareness Month of October came amidst high-profile security breaches of companies like Edmodo, to the WannaCrypt Ransomware attack, Zomato hack and the recent Equifax breach that ranks among the largest ever publicly disclosed data breaches.

Click here to know more about the high profile breaches of 2017 and why the year was a disaster in terms of cybersecurity practices.


8) Top Cybersecurity Predictions For 2018 By Industry Experts

2017 has been a disaster and can rightfully be declared as the year of poor security practices. As we are stepping into the New Year, the security snafu seems far from over.

While we are yet to recover from these incidents, what do the next 12 months hold for the security space? Here are the top cybersecurity predictions for 2018 by industry experts.


9) OWASP Top 10 2017 Is Here – What You Need To Know

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) has officially released the latest OWASP Top 10 2017 list of top ten most critical web application security risks. This is the first update since 2013.

The OWASP Top 10 list is considered a benchmark in the application security community. The list not only contains the latest vulnerabilities, threats, and attacks but also tactics on how to detect and resolve them. To read the complete list, click here.


10) 7 Free Mobile App Security Testing Tools That Work Like a Charm

The bad news is that securing mobile apps is not an easy affair. The added sophistication of the multiple mobile OS used nowadays makes the matter worse.

But the good news is that there are several mobile app security testing tools available that are useful in the various aspects of mobile app security such as active threat monitoring, malware analysis, real-time security testing etc.