Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) Selects NowSecure as Mobile App Security Solutions Provider for State Entities | News Direct

Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) Selects NowSecure as Mobile App Security Solutions Provider for State Entities Contract award offers comprehensive mobile app security solution suite for Texas public sector organizations to comply with Texas Cybersecurity Act and bolster mobile app security

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facebook icon linkedin icon twitter icon pinterest icon email icon CHICAGO | March 07, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

NowSecure, the recognized expert in standards-based mobile app security and privacy, is pleased to be awarded a Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) contract to offer a full suite of mobile app security software, DevSecOps solutions, pen testing and training courseware for Texas public sector organizations to secure the mobile apps they build, buy and use. This award makes these solutions available to education institutions, state and local government agencies, public safety organizations, healthcare institutions, qualifying non-profits, and additional public entities across the state of Texas.


Consumers, organizations and government agencies are transitioning to mobile first, as 69% of all digital traffic and time is spent in mobile versus web apps. Yet, mobile app security is slow to keep pace with the rate of innovation, as the NowSecure MobileRiskTracker™ shows more than 85% of mobile apps have security and privacy vulnerabilities that violate OWASP industry standards and 70% leak personal data. Employees of governmental agencies depend on commercial apps in their daily roles and build them for their citizen services, positioning them at the forefront of the constantly changing mobile app threat landscape. The state of Texas has taken steps to address this risk for its employees and citizens, as evident by The Texas Cybersecurity Act. As part of this legislation, each state agency is required to submit biennial data security plans and perform risk assessments and penetration testing of the mobile apps that process any personal and confidential information to ensure that the privacy of individuals is protected and the confidentiality of information processed by the agency’s mobile app is preserved.


“As Texas state agencies continue to mobilize their operations, they need to ensure they are protecting the security and privacy of their employees as well as their fellow Texans,” said Jeff Miller, VP of Public Sector at NowSecure. “We are honored to bring over a decade of experience in mobile app security to help keep governmental entities in Texas safe and secure from the ever evolving mobile threat landscape.”


Only NowSecure can provide Texas agencies with the industry’s only full suite of security and privacy solutions to secure the mobile apps the build and use, including:


Built on a foundation of standards and automation, NowSecure empowers organizations to deliver the most secure mobile apps faster and continuously monitor their mobile app supply chains for risk at a lower cost. Dozens of state and federal agencies from the U.S. Department of Defense to the U.S. Department of Justice to the intelligence community trust NowSecure to assess the security and privacy of mobile apps, train developers about secure coding, pinpoint risks in the mobile app supply chain and achieve NIAP compliance.


Learn more about NowSecure Solutions for Government here.


About NowSecure:

As the recognized experts in mobile security and privacy, NowSecure protects the global mobile app economy and safeguards the data of millions of mobile app users. Built on a foundation of standards, NowSecure empowers the world’s most demanding private and public sector organizations with security automation to release and monetize 30% faster, reduce testing and delivery costs by 30% and reduce appsec risk by 40%. Only NowSecure offers a full solution suite of continuous security testing for DevSecOps, mobile app supply-chain monitoring, expert mobile pen testing as a Service (PTaaS) and training courseware. NowSecure actively contributes and supports the mobile security open-source community, standards and certification including OWASP MASVS, ADA MASA, NIAP and is recognized by IDC, Gartner, Deloitte Fast 500, and TAG Cyber.


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