NowSecure Announced as an App Defense Alliance (ADA) Authorized Laboratory to Conduct Independent Security Reviews of Android Apps on Google Play – Yahoo Finance | Hot Mobile Press

Now Android developers can publicly demonstrate to users that they maintain trust through standards-based independent security validation in their Google Play data security area

CHICAGO, July 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — NowSure, the leader in standards-based security and privacy software for mobile apps, today announced that Google has selected NowSecure as an authorized laboratory to conduct independent security reviews as part of the Google Play data security space. Google announced that Play developers must post disclosures in their Play Store listings about how their apps collect, share, and secure user data. Now with NowSecure, developers can independently rate their applications using the highest standard for mobile security and privacy set by the App Defense Alliance (ADA) with the Mobile Application Security Assessment (MASA). Developers who receive the independent security validation can then use the Google Play data security panel to notify users that their application meets this elevated standard.

Tap NowSecure to have your Android mobile app independently verified for the Google Play data security section, leveraging industry-standard security specifications and the expertise of NowSecure.

Tap NowSecure to have your Android mobile app independently verified for the Google Play data security section, leveraging industry-standard security specifications and the expertise of NowSecure.

ADA was founded with one core purpose – protecting app users across the app ecosystem by preventing threats from reaching their devices and improving app quality. With almost 3.5 million Android mobile apps in the Google Play Store used by billions of users worldwide, consumers expect high standards of privacy and security. For a small fee, Android developers can work directly with NowSecure’s experts to conduct a security assessment and receive the independent security review for their app on Google Play. By partnering with NowSecure’s dedicated analysts to achieve this accelerated validation, Android developers are demonstrating to the world their commitment to protecting the privacy and security of user data.

With more than 13 years of experience in mobile app security, NowSecure is the only ADA-authorized, mobile-only lab that performs MASA-independent security reviews for Android mobile applications on Google Play. The ADA MASA specification is based on the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Security verification standard for mobile applications (MASVS) – A community-driven project recognized worldwide as the standard for security requirements and testing for mobile apps. The OWASP MASVS community recognizes NowSecure as an active contributor and OWASP Mobile Security Test Guide (MSTG) Lawyer. NowSecure has partnered with the ADA program to bring MASA requirements to life leveraging the OWASP MASVS. In these standards-based projects, NowSecure leverages extensive and in-depth penetration testing experience of over 11,000 mobile apps and analyzes millions of public mobile apps at scale across all major verticals.

NowSecure works with Android developers who purchase the service to conduct their independent security clearance quickly and efficiently. NowSecure experts use test automation and analyst expertise to thoroughly evaluate the Android application and work with developers to fix any issues and ensure it meets the MASA framework requirements. Once these requirements are met, demonstrating that they have followed appropriate data security and privacy standards, the mobile app has the option to notify its users in the Google Play Data Safety section that their app has passed an independent security review. To date, NowSecure has conducted dozens of independent security reviews, including Android mobile apps for Google and AT&T, which account for billions of installs on Android devices.

“The requirement of Google Play’s Data Security section signals Android’s commitment to the security and privacy of user data,” he said Alan Snyder, CEO of NowSecure. “MASA validation is a way for app developers to show the market that they take the security and privacy of user data seriously and differentiate their app from the rest. We’re proud to partner with Google to set a new milestone in mobile app security The Google Play data security program with an independent security audit based on OWASP MASVS enables success for all.”

That NowSecure ADA MASA Independent Security Review for Google Play joins a portfolio of the world’s most comprehensive mobile app security suite, including NowSecure platform for continuous security testing in the development pipeline for DevSecOps, NowSecure Workstation Pen Tester Productivity Kit, NowSecure Supply Chain Risk Management, NowSecure Pen Testing Servicesand NowSecure Academy Training materials for development and security teams. Built on standards and automation, NowSecure enables organizations to deliver secure mobile apps faster and continuously monitor their mobile app supply chains for risk. Leading mobile innovators, global companies and agencies trust NowSecure to secure their mobile apps including AT&T, Caribou Coffee, Chime, iRobot and Uber.

Learn more about the NowSecure ADA program and our independent security audit in our blog post: What You Need to Know About Google Play Data Safety & MASA Independent Review. Android developers and security teams can sign up for a free “smoke test” review today, or sign up for their full independent security review here.

About NowSecure

As a standards-based security and privacy company for mobile apps NowSure protects the Mobile App Economy. The world’s most demanding organizations, innovative mobile developers and advanced security teams trust NowSecure to protect millions of mobile app users in banking, insurance, high-tech, IoT, retail, hospitality, energy and government. Only NowSecure offers the full suite of continuous security testing solutions for DevSecOps, mobile app supply chain monitoring, expert mobile pen testing, and training materials with the depth, speed, accuracy, and efficiency to meet modern business needs. NowSecure is dedicated to the open source community and standards such as OWASP, ioXt and NIAP, is SOC 2 certified and recognized by IDC, Gartner, Deloitte fast 500 and TAG Cyber. www.nowsecure.com

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