In a survey by IDG/Lookout of 100 business executives, 74% of the leaders had experienced a mobile-related security breach. They also acknowledged that 82% of corporate data was accessible via mobile devices.
The etiology of these data breaches included vulnerable mobile apps; malware-rigged mobile apps; unsecured WiFi connections; rooted and jail broken devices; mobile apps that send or access sensitive data; and apps downloaded from nonofficial stores.
It is critical for businesses to have policies and practices regarding Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and their use into the work place.
Refer to the following article at www.teamlogicit.com/blog/mobile-devices-magnets-security-breaches/
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