Google Online Security Blog: Evolving the App Defense Alliance

By admin

The App Defense Alliance
ORG

(

ADA
ORG

), an industry-leading collaboration launched by

Google
ORG

in

2019
DATE

dedicated to ensuring the safety of the app ecosystem, is taking a major step forward. We are proud to announce that

the App Defense Alliance
ORG

is moving under the umbrella of

the Linux Foundation
ORG

, with

Meta
ORG

,

Microsoft
ORG

, and

Google
ORG

as founding steering members.

This strategic migration represents a pivotal moment in the

Alliance
ORG

’s journey, signifying a shared commitment by the members to strengthen app security and related standards across ecosystems. This evolution of

the App Defense Alliance
ORG

will enable us to foster more collaborative implementation of industry standards for app security.

Uniting for App Security

The digital landscape is continually evolving, and so are the threats to user security. With the ever-increasing complexity of mobile apps and the growing importance of data protection, now is the perfect time for this transition.

The Linux Foundation
ORG

is renowned for its dedication to fostering open-source projects that drive innovation, security, and sustainability. By combining forces with additional members under

the Linux Foundation
ORG

, we can adapt and respond more effectively to emerging challenges.

The commitment of the newly structured

App Defense Alliance
ORG

’s founding steering members –

Meta
ORG

,

Microsoft
ORG

, and

Google
ORG

– is pivotal in making this transition a reality. With a member community spanning an additional

16
CARDINAL

General and Contributor Members, the

Alliance
ORG

will support industry-wide adoption of app security best practices and guidelines, as well as countermeasures against emerging security risks.

Continuing the Malware Mitigation Program


The App Defense Alliance
ORG

was formed with the mission of reducing the risk of app-based malware and better protecting

Android
ORG

users. Malware defense remains an important focus for

Google
ORG

and

Android
ORG

, and we will continue to partner closely with

the Malware Mitigation Program
ORG

members – ESET,

Lookout
ORG

, McAfee,

Trend Micro
ORG

,

Zimperium
PERSON

– on direct signal sharing. The migration of

ADA
ORG

under

the Linux Foundation
ORG

will enable broader threat intelligence sharing across leading ecosystem partners and researchers.


Looking Ahead and
PERSON

Connecting With the

ADA
ORG

We invite you to stay connected with the newly structured

App Defense Alliance
ORG

under the

Linux
ORG

foundation umbrella. Join the conversation to help make apps more secure. Together with the steering committee, alliance partners, and the broader ecosystem, we look forward to building more secure and trustworthy app ecosystems.