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Hybrid Apps - From Security Challenges to Secure Development

Cross-platform frameworks, such as Apache Cordova, are becoming increasingly popular. They promote the development of hybrid apps that combine native, i.e., system specific, code and system independent code, e.g., HTML5/JavaScript. Combining native with platform independent code opens Pandora’s box: all the the security risks for native development are multiplied with the security risk of web applications.

As part of the Mobile / BYOD Security Track of the BrightTalks’ Identity, Data Protection and Securing the Modern Business Summit, we will give a webinar explaining the risk of hybrid apps and how to avoid them by applying secure software development best practices.

The recording of the webinar will be available online.

Supplementary Material


1. Brucker, A. D. and Herzberg, M. “On the Static Analysis of Hybrid Mobile Apps: A Report on the State of Apache Cordova NationInternational symposium on engineering secure software and systems (essos) (2016): 72–88. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-30806-7_5, URL: