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Mobile app security is a threat, but companies are still confused

Companies are rushing mobile app development, and leaving themselves vulnerable to cybersecurity threats

Michael Hatamoto | Mar 20, 2015 at 12:17 pm CDT (0 mins, 49 secs reading time)

Eighty-two percent of IT professionals are concerned that using mobile apps in the office "significantly" or "very significantly" increase cybersecurity concerns - but more than half of companies still lack mobile app use policy rules.

Mobile app security is a threat, but companies are still confused | TweakTown.com

Millions are being spent on mobile app development, but a fraction of those overall investments are related to security. Companies are increasingly testing mobile apps, including security vulnerabilities, and 30 percent of apps are found to have at least a single vulnerability.

"It's just an indicator that we [the security community] have a problem, [or] a risk issue that isn't necessarily being met, at least not with respect to training and awareness," said Larry Ponemon, chairman and founder of the Ponemon Institute, in a statement to SCMagazine.com

If companies are serious about embracing mobile apps - while also keeping their networks secure - they must be careful not to rush app development. In addition, proper training must take place so employees are better educated in keeping mobile solutions secure.

Last updated: Apr 6, 2020 at 08:44 pm CDT

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An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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