Practice area

Mobile Security

Mobile Security

Identifies and addresses the unique security risks posed by the technology used in modern mobile working, from critical applications to end user device security

Embrace the mobile revolution

Mobile devices have become the primary platform for digital media consumption, topping 1.8 billion users globally. Almost 90 per cent of mobile media time is spent in custom-built applications, rather than web browsers. This creates a new dilemma for organizations: mobile apps have become primary business channels but developing them securely is complex, with each platform having its own caveats, quirks and potential security vulnerabilities.

MWR's Mobile Security practice has deep understanding of platform intricacies, allowing us to identify and resolve security weaknesses at all stages of the development life-cycle. We offer a wealth of mobile security experience and leading edge research and have secured some of the world's most used mobile financial apps. Our team frequently succeeds at the renowned mobile Pwn2Own competition in cracking the latest, fully patched devices. 


“The Mobile Security practice is transforming the way businesses use mobile technology securely to deliver long-term performance improvement.

Our approach combines expertise obtained from our extensive R&D programme with robust, scalable and proven solutions.”

Head of Mobile Security, MWR

Core Solutions

Application Security and Hardening

Uses our experience to identify security vulnerabilities in your applications, and harden them for hostile, portable environments.

OEM Device Assessments

From bootchain through kernel to application layer, we offer complete assessments of any mobile device.

Mobile Device Management

The weakest link in any secure system is the user, so managing enterprise devices is paramount. We offer MDM solution assessments for any platform.

Training Solutions

Educate your developers and security teams, with our training courses for all major platforms, remediating issues before they occur.

Our thinking on Mobile Security


Is Security a Concern for Wearables?


Mobile vs PC Banking


Is Android less secure?


Secure BYOD Policies in the Enterprise


Mobile Device Security


Privacy, Enterprise and Security Changes in iOS 7


Ad Network Research


Let them have Apps


Everything Android


Security Considerations in the Windows Phone 8 Application Environment


Achieving Android Permissions Security Enlightenment



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