Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) Selects NowSecure as Provider of Mobile Application Security Solutions for State Agencies
Contract Award provides a comprehensive suite of mobile application security solutions to Texas public sector organizations to comply with the Texas Cybersecurity Act and strengthen mobile application security.
CHICAGO — News Direct — NowSecure
NowSecurerecognized expert in the security and privacy of standards-based mobile applications, is pleased to announce that a Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) contract to provide a full suite of mobile application security software, DevSecOps solutions, pen testing, and training courses to Texas public sector organizations to secure the mobile applications they build, purchase, and use. This award makes these solutions available to Texas educational institutions, state and local government agencies, public safety organizations, health care facilities, qualified non-profit organizations and other government agencies.
Consumers, organizations, and government agencies are moving to mobile first, with 69% of digital traffic and time spent on mobile apps versus web apps. However, mobile app security has been slow to keep up with the pace of innovation like NowSecure MobileRiskTracker™ shows that more than 85% of mobile apps have security and privacy vulnerabilities that violate OWASP industry standards, and 70% leak personal data. Government agency employees rely on commercial apps in their day-to-day roles and build them for their civilian services, putting them at the forefront of the ever-changing mobile app threat world. The State of Texas has taken steps to address this risk to its employees and citizens, as is evident The Texas Cyber Security Act. As part of this legislation, all government agencies are required to submit data security plans every two years and conduct risk assessments and penetration tests on mobile applications that process personal and confidential information to ensure the privacy of individuals and the confidentiality of the information processed. retained by the agency’s mobile application.
“As Texas state agencies continue to mobilize, they must ensure that they protect the safety and privacy of their employees and fellow Texans,” said Jeff Miller, NowSecure’s vice president of state sector. “We are honored to bring more than a decade of experience in mobile app security to help Texas government agencies stay safe and secure against ever-evolving mobile threats.”
Only NowSecure can provide Texas agencies with the industry’s only end-to-end security and privacy solutions for building and using mobile apps, including:
Built on standards and automation, NowSecure enables organizations to deliver the most secure mobile apps faster and continuously monitor risk in their mobile app supply chains at a lower cost. Dozens of state and federal agencies From the US Department of Defense to the US Department of Justice to the intelligence community, NowSecure is trusted to assess mobile app security and privacy, train developers on secure coding, pinpoint mobile app supply chain risks, and achieve NIAP compliance.
Learn more about NowSecure Solutions for Government here.
As a recognized expert in mobile security and privacy, NowSecure protects the global mobile app economy and protects the data of millions of mobile app users. With standards-based security automation, NowSecure empowers the world’s most demanding private and public organizations to release and monetize 30% faster, reduce testing and delivery costs by 30%, and reduce application risk by 40%. Only NowSecure offers a complete suite of solutions for DevSecOps continuous security testing, mobile application supply chain monitoring, expert mobile pen testing as a service (PTaaS), and training curriculum. NowSecure actively contributes to and supports the open source mobile security community, standards, and certifications, including OWASP MASVS, ADA MASA, NIAP, and IDC, Gartner, Deloitte Fast 500, and TAG Cyber he admits.
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