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Ernest Mougoue


Ernest Mougoue is a senior security consultant at Synopsys. He has experience performing architecture risk analysis, secure code reviews, and Web/Android application vulnerability assessments. Ernest has a Master's in Secure Software Engineering, with a thesis in Digital Forensics, from James Madison University. When he is not working to improve the security of an enterprise, Ernest can be found bar crawling, wine tasting, salsa dancing, visiting San Francisco Bay Area landmarks, and answering questions about Africa.

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Here are the top 10 best practices for securing Android apps

Smartphone, tablet, and other hand-held device sales have skyrocketed in recent years. It’s now critical for businesses to provide a mobile option or experience to customers. Additionally, many companies are even created for the sole purpose of making services and entertainment available to their customers’ fingertips—literally.

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Secure SDLC 101

Most organizations have a well-oiled machine with the sole purpose to create, release, and maintain functional software. However, the increasing concerns and business risks associated with insecure software have brought increased attention to the need to integrate security into the development process. Implementing a proper secure software development life cycle (SSDLC) is important now more than ever. What is it and why should I care? A software development life cycle (SDLC) is a framework that defines the process used by organizations to build an application from its inception to its decommission. Over the years, multiple standard SDLC models have been proposed (waterfall, iterative, agile, etc.) and used in various ways to fit individual circumstances. It is however safe to say that in general, SDLCs include the following phases:

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