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Mobile Application Security Assessment

(MASA)

MASA

Improved mobile security through third party security assessments based on industry standards. Mobile Application Security Assessment (MASA) is an industry led collaboration to improve application security through third party security assessments based on industry standards. The goal is to ensure safety in Google Play and the Android ecosystem and to provide more transparency to consumers.

MASA – The Assessment

On the 20th of July 2022 ADA (App Defense Alliance) launched a program to improve application security through third party security assessments based on industry standards: the Mobile Application Security Assessment (MASA). The goal is to ensure safety of Google Play and the broader Android ecosystem and to provide more transparency to consumers.
As one of five authorised partners from ADA DEKRA will conduct this security assessment for Google Partners and app developers:
Security assessment reduces risks, identify and tests potential vulnerabilities, and examines software to ensure that an application is safe and meets adequate security compliance. Additional benefits are:
  • Showcase the passed assessment in form of a Security Badge in the Data Safety Section of the app description
  • Provide more trust and transparency to your users about your commitment to security and privacy
  • Increase operational efficiency, addresse compliance requirements, reduce risks.
  • Through MASA, Google will recognize developers who have had their applications independently validated against a set of MASVS Level 1 requirements .

FAQ

How does the process look like?
Starting on the 20th of July 2022 you can either upload your APK File for pre-assessment in our system, identifying the key vulnerabilities and providing the opportunity to remedy these before the MASA. Or you can directly perform MASA. If you successfully pass the assessment you get a report and an issue letter. if you fail the assessment you need to remedy the issues and re-do the assessment.
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Does your application meet the required security standards?
Simply check it with the free pre-assessment.
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