February 26, 2024

AI-Powered Adaptive Security: Build38’s Active Hardening is Shaping the Future of Mobile App Security

AI-Powered Adaptive Security_ Build38's Active Hardening is Shaping the Future of Mobile App Security


AI-Powered Adaptive Security: Build38’s Active Hardening is Shaping the Future of Mobile App Security

AI-Powered Adaptive Security: Build38’s Active Hardening is Shaping the Future of Mobile App Security

In the dynamic environment of mobile applications, ensuring robust security has become more critical than ever. Runtime Application Self-Protection (RASP) technology, designed to monitor for suspicious behaviour at runtime, played a pivotal role in the 2010s, particularly with the rise of iOS, Android, and the widespread adoption of mobile banking and HCE payments. However, as the mobile ecosystem evolved, so did the challenges, prompting the need for innovative solutions like Build38’s Active Hardening.

The Evolution of RASP and the Need for Active Hardening

Runtime application self-protection (RASP) emerged as a game-changer, enabling apps to defend against threats in real-time. Initially, RASP found its roots in the gaming industry, preventing unauthorised usage and tampering. However, with the proliferation of mobile apps, especially in the financial sector, RASP technology took a leap into new territories.

In the 2010s, RASP technology underwent significant transformations, particularly with the advent of iOS and Android. The popularisation of mobile banking and HCE payments propelled RASP into the mainstream, becoming a fundamental component of mobile app security.

In the second part of the decade, with mobile applications expanding beyond traditional use cases, security challenges arose across new use cases and industries. The diverse mobile ecosystem, with thousands of device manufacturers and models running various OS versions, also posed a significant hurdle for traditional RASP tools. Anomalies in healthy devices, leading to false positives, began to impact user experience and revenue for companies.

Challenges and the Need for Innovation

However, with innovation comes new challenges. Active Hardening addresses these challenges head-on by going beyond traditional RASP methods. While RASP focuses on runtime protection, Build38’s Active Hardening combines AI-driven threat intelligence with adaptive security profiles to address the evolving threat landscape.

By recognizing the limitations of traditional RASP in the face of a fragmented mobile ecosystem, Build38 ensures that its Active Hardening module provides a comprehensive solution to not only detect threats that may be impossible to identify within the app itself but also tailor security profiles to individual users. The result is a dynamic defence mechanism that maximises security benefits for users while minimising the impact on user experience, thereby benefiting the company.

Build38’s Response: Active Hardening and AI-Powered Adaptive Security

Recognizing the limitations of traditional RASP, Build38 introduced Active Hardening, a cloud service that leverages Artificial Intelligence (AI) to revolutionise mobile app security. Unlike conventional RASP, Build38’s solution goes beyond on-device protection, using AI to oversee and analyse threat information from millions of endpoints.

Key Features and Differentiators of Build38’s Active Hardening

AI-Powered Threat Intelligence: The heart of Build38’s innovation lies in the AI-powered threat intelligence engine. This engine processes security telemetry data in real-time, extracting insights into potential threats. Significantly, it reduces false positives, preventing unnecessary application stops and preserving a positive customer experience.

Tailored Security Profiles: Active Hardening dynamically creates unique security profiles for each endpoint, maximising security for users while minimising the impact on user experience. This adaptability is a distinctive feature, ensuring a personalised and effective defence against evolving threats.

Superior Prevention, Detection, and Response: The Active Hardening Server offers superior prevention by strengthening both the app and the entire mobile technology stack, including backend APIs. It prevents app data lifting and restricts access to back-end APIs, ensuring security at every level.

The Active Hardening module offers an adaptive security that is able to detect the anomalies that stand out in 6 out of every 1,000 connections. What sets it apart, is its ability to sift through this vast dataset, ensuring that only those anomalies that really represent a threat end up impacting the user experience. According to Build38’s data, this happens for less than 1 out of 10 anomalies. This exceptional achievement is attributed to the meticulous fine-tuning and data crunching, maximising user experience without compromising on security. The module’s effectiveness is underscored by its integration of machine learning, capable of detecting over 100 false positives per minute. In essence, Build38’s Active Hardening module not only protects against potential threats but also ensures a seamless user experience by efficiently handling anomalies.


Build38: Pioneering Mobile App Security for the Future

As the mobile app landscape continues to evolve, Build38 is at the forefront of shaping a new era of mobile app security. AI-powered adaptive security profiles, Cryptographic Instance Individualization, PKI Certificate Management, and Hardened Device Binding is what ensures that Build38’s Active Hardening Module can defend against sophisticated threats without compromising the user experience. In a world where security and seamless user interactions are paramount, Build38’s innovative approach is a testament to its commitment to leading the charge towards a more secure and user-friendly mobile ecosystem.

Build38 is not merely providing security solutions; it is pioneering a transformation in mobile app security, ready to lead the way into a future where users can enjoy the benefits of mobile technology without compromising on safety and reliability.

Learn More at Mobile World Congress 2024

If you’re interested in discovering how Build38’s Active Hardening can elevate your mobile app security, visit us at the Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2024, from February 26-29, 2024. Stop by Booth CS50, or contact us directly for an in-depth discussion on securing the future of mobile applications.


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