PROTECTING APPLICATION DATA

With smartphones an integral part of daily life and routines, the growth in usage of mobile applications has accelerated. Today, banks are looking to fortify mobile security measures and protect data such as Personal Identifiable Information (PII) from security lapses and attacks.

GUARDING PASSWORDS, TRANSACTION LOGS AND APPLICATION DATA
A large bank rolled out a new mobile application that featured functions such as mobile banking, a virtual wallet and dining recommendations and promotions. Resources were tight as this extensive and complex project involved the expansion of existing business logic and the introduction of new functional components.

As users could carry out financial transactions in the mobile application, local regulators also demanded a high level of security assurance, particularly around user credentials and detailed transaction information.


Some of the other challenges faced included:

The project running on an aggressive timeline

Developers unfamiliar with how to secure such a complex app

An awareness that the mobile app could not rely solely on the default mobile operating system protections


After evaluating a number of vendor solutions, the bank adopted V-Key’s Virtual Secure Element (VSE) powered Secure File and Database. The developers were able to easily deploy V-Key’s solution to secure the mobile application with minimal source code changes.
As the world’s first Virtual Secure Element, V-Key’s provides a tamper-proof software security module that is able to achieve hardware-grade protection for sensitive data and keys. User information is encrypted to the mobile device and cannot be copied by hackers even if the user’s mobile device is compromised. V-OS provides easy-to-use cryptographic interfaces for developers to integrate strong cryptography and security protections into their mobile applications.

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With smartphones an integral part of daily life and routines, the growth in usage of mobile applications has accelerated. Today, government agencies are looking to fortify mobile security measures and protect data such as Personal Identifiable Information (PII) from security lapses and attacks.

INCREASING CONCERNS OVER CITIZEN DATA SECURITY
Government agencies have been steadily rolling out a myriad of mobile applications for e-Citizen applications. However, the rise of cyber crime and digital identity theft over the years has warranted a rise in security standards of online citizen services.
Some of the other challenges faced include:

Normal mobile software solutions not adequately protecting citizens from hackers

App developers unable to advise from a security practitioner’s standpoint

With the V-OS Virtual Secure Element, V-Key can help government agencies secure their mobile applications and citizen information. Our technology provides multiple layers of protection in a virtual hardware solution that can be easily rolled out to any mobile application.
As the world’s first Virtual Secure Element, V-Key’s V-OS provides a tamper-proof software security module that is able to achieve hardware-grade protection for sensitive data and keys. User information is encrypted to the mobile device and cannot be copied by hackers even if the user’s mobile device is compromised. V-OS provides easy-to-use cryptographic interfaces for developers to integrate strong cryptography and security protections into their mobile applications.

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With smartphones an integral part of daily life and routines, the growth in usage of mobile applications has also accelerated. Today, enterprises are looking to fortify mobile security measures and protect data such as Personal Identifiable Information (PII) from security lapses and attacks.

IDENTIFYING A SOLUTION TO ENSURE USER DATA SECURITY
A leading online payment provider was launching a brand new personal mobile wallet focusing on mobile payment. However, the increase in cyber-crime and mobile malware raised concerns over the protection of their user data. This was deemed critical as sensitive data such as user credentials and personalized tokens were seen as essential to the secure functioning of the wallet application.

Some of the challenges faced:

App developers unable to advise from a security practitioner’s standpoint.

A lack of a dedicated mobile application security team.

Normal mobile software solutions unable to act as truly effective defenses.


The payment provider found that V-Key's Virtual Secure Element (VSE) was the perfect solution to secure their wallet application. This allowed them to effectively externalize the implementation and maintenance of a strong security module. The flexible and adaptable Secure File and Database feature also offered seamless protection for data, such as the web-based session tokens that were used in the payment transactions.


The payment provider also chose to include the threat-aware Mobile Application Protection Suite (comprising of V-Guard and V-Track), with VSE serving as the foundation. These allowed the mobile development team to better focus on their core business logic while providing strong protection for the mobile wallet app.

As the world’s first Virtual Secure Element, V-Key’s V-OS provides a tamper-proof software security module that is able to achieve hardware-grade protection for sensitive data and keys. User information is encrypted to the mobile device and cannot be copied by hackers even if the user’s mobile device is compromised. V-OS provides easy-to-use cryptographic interfaces for developers to integrate strong cryptography and security protections into their mobile applications.

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