Developers must learn mobile app security skills

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Due to the popularity of mobile apps for smartphones and tablets, an increasing number of businesses are seeking to develop their own apps to promote their business services and offer more functionality to their customers.

Due to the popularity of mobile apps for smartphones and tablets, an increasing number of businesses are seeking to develop their own apps to promote their services and offer more functionality to their customers. Some, particularly in the manufacturing sector, are turning to apps to help streamline tasks for their own employees.

This has led to a number of career opportunities in Houston, as companies seek out skilled app developers to work on these projects. In the past, this blog has offered some tips and areas of research for developers who many be interested in entering this field. But one of the most important skills they can learn is how to develop secure apps. This is not always easy. 

"It's challenging to write secure mobile applications," Andrew Hoog, chief investigative officer and co-founder of security consulting firm viaForensics, told Network World. "It takes a focus on the security aspects of the application, plus time, money and effort to make sure that what's put out there is as secure as possible."

It is particularly important to consider the differences between mobile devices and personal computers when designing secure apps, the news source points out, because smartphones carry some additional vulnerabilities. For example, it is easier to recover information written on a smartphone due to the way its memory is set up. This means that app developers need to be careful about what kind of secure information gets written in the first place.

The threat of breaches is not about to go away, and those who have the necessary skills will find many jobs available.

Inquest Staffing is seeking to fill a number of IT jobs in the Houston area, such as a Web/Mobile Developer. We're here to match candidates with exciting new positions as they develop their careers.

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