The emergence of mobile applications has fundamentally changed the way that millions of people around the world work, play, and communicate. Though the market for mobile apps is still relatively young, it has grown exponentially over the past several years and will continue to expand rapidly. This explosive growth presents a tremendous opportunity for software developers looking to create - and monetize - the next hit app. But developers aren't the only ones looking to profit from the surge in apps - cybercriminals want to infect and exploit as many mobile devices as they can to steal confidential information. Fortunately, developers can protect their code - and their customers - with a straightforward and easy-to-manage technology: code signing certificates. This white paper will detail the rise of mobile applications and why code signing certificates are essential to protecting the entire mobile apps ecosystem.