A Verizon division has launched a mobile application testing program aimed at helping enterprises determine if apps they support protect sensitive data and are safe to use.
ICSA Labs is testing apps that may not have undergone the type of security and privacy testing desktop computer programs typically go through, Verizon said.
“ICSA Labs has identified an important need in the marketplace, especially as enterprise and consumer computing has become increasingly mobile,” said Jack Walsh, mobility program manager at ICSA Labs. “By identifying potential risks upfront and working with enterprises to test their mobile applications, organizations, employees and consumers can be confident that their sensitive data are protected.”
The program tests for code functionality, security policies violations, malicious and vulnerability to injection-type and man-in-the-middle attacks.
ICSA Labs will use criteria aimed at helping address enterprises address concerns about app privacy leaks, vulnerabilities, malicious behavior and reliability.