NIST Launches App Assessment Tool; Steve Quirolgico Comments

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NIST logo The National Institute of Standards and Technology has unveiled an open-source tool for agencies to assess mobile applications, GCN reported Monday.

Stephanie Kanowitz writes the AppVet system works to process apps submitted by clients, collect meta-data and check the apps against the requirements of the requesting agency.

“AppVet facilitates the speed of approving or rejecting by providing decision makers with reports and risk analyses from tools as well as automatically generating an overall risk assessment,” Steve Quirolgico, computer scientist at NIST, told GCN.

AppVet is developed to integrate with various app stores and continuous integration platforms, according to the report.

Kanowitz writes the technology works with third-party tools from contractors, developers and users and is available through a Web-based app management interface.

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