App Security Trends We Can Expect To See in 2022

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As technology advances, so too must the measures we take to protect our data. In the coming years, we can expect to see several new app security trends emerge. Let’s take a look at some of the most likely ones we will see in the year 2022.

1. Increased Use of Blockchain Technology

Blockchain is a distributed database that allows for secure, transparent, and tamper-proof transactions. Its use of in-app security is still relatively new but is growing rapidly. We can expect to see more apps using blockchain technology in the coming years as its benefits become more widely known.

2. More Sophisticated Attacks

As app security becomes more sophisticated, so too do the attacks against it. Attackers use several techniques to try and illegally gain access to systems and data, such as:

Phishing Attacks

The victim is sent an email or link that appears legitimate but which contains an exploit designed to steal their login credentials so the attacker can access the system.

Brute Force Attacks

The attacker attempts to guess the login credentials of a user by trying different combinations until they find the right one.

Malware

Software that is designed to harm or steal data from a computer system.

To stay ahead of these attacks, app developers must constantly update their security measures to keep up with the latest threats.

3. More Personalized Security Measures

In the wake of the increasing sophistication of attacks, app security measures must be able to keep up with each user. In 2022, apps will likely be able to recognize who is using them and respond accordingly. For example, a banking app might limit login attempts or lock a user out if their location changes.

4. Machine Learning & Big Data Analytics

Data analytics is a powerful tool for spotting patterns and predicting behavior. In the future, we’re likely to see machine learning and big data analytics used more often by developers to help determine who might be most at risk from an attack. This will allow them to prioritize security measures and help protect the most sensitive users.

Importance of Adding Secure Features To Your Mobile App

One of the most important ways to avoid security risks in your mobile app is to add security features. With more and more users adopting mobile devices every day, you must meet their demands for secure apps. Not only does this mean adding SSL/TLS support, but also providing frequent updates on your app security measures so they always know they are protected. When deciding which security features to add to your app, do make sure to add them to your total cost of app development, to ensure you stay within your budget.

Conclusion

In the coming years, we can expect to see many new and exciting app security trends. By being aware of these trends and taking the necessary steps to protect your app, you can help ensure that your data remains safe and secure. Hackers are getting more sophisticated all the time, so it’s important to stay ahead of the curve.

Zara Raza is the Head of Marketing at Sunvera Software. She earned her Bachelor’s in Business Administration from University of California, Irvine, in 2019, and has written several blogs on technology, software, marketing, education, business, and more.