Rapid App Development Creates Security Nightmare

Rapid App Development Creates an IT Security Nightmare

Rapid App Development Creates an IT Security NightmareRapid App Development Creates an IT Security Nightmare

The rapid rate of mobile app development has increased the risk of mobile breaches, as the creation of these apps is outpacing IT’s ability to secure them.

Majority of Organizations Have Mobility ProgramsMajority of Organizations Have Mobility Programs

Two-thirds organizations have BYOD, a corporate-owned personally-enabled (COPE) environment, or mix of these two approaches.

Corporate Data Is Accessible Through MobileCorporate Data Is Accessible Through Mobile

82% of respondents said most of their corporate data is accessible via mobile devices. 95% admit that a rise in data on or accessible by mobile increases the risk of a security breach.

Large Companies Recognize Risk the MostLarge Companies Recognize Risk the Most

Companies with more than 10,000 employees are more likely to admit that their organizations are significantly more at risk. “The greater the volume of employees and access to data, the greater the worry,” said a white paper summarizing the study.

Most Experience Data Breaches Due to Mobile SecurityMost Experience Data Breaches Due to Mobile Security

74% of respondents said that organizations have experienced the data breach because of a mobile security issue caused by: mobile apps containing malware, apps that contain security vulnerabilities, unsecured Wi-Fi connections

Concern About Malware in AppsConcern About Malware in Apps

73% of respondents are extremely or very concerned about apps that contain malware.

Concern About Apps Transmitting Sensitive DataConcern About Apps Transmitting Sensitive Data

66% of respondents are extremely or very concerned about apps that access or transmit sensitive data.

Mobile Apps Are Different From Traditional ApplicationsMobile Apps Are Different From Traditional Applications

The phenomenal pace of mobile app development—the Apple Store alone reached 1.5 million in June 2015, up 300,000 from last year—would have been unthinkable during the PC era.

App Vetting Is InsufficientApp Vetting Is Insufficient

The volume of apps is a challenge to mobile security solution providers, some of whom, such as Lookout, analyze 20,000 apps daily.

Mobile Devices at an Increased RiskMobile Devices at an Increased Risk

Mobile devices face more security risk than they did last year. 52% of respondents agree that there is somewhat more risk, 22% said there is significantly more risk, 21% said there is no greater risk, and 5% said their mobile devices face less risk.

Rise in Investments in Mobile SecurityRise in Investments in Mobile Security

90% of respondents are making increased mobile security investments a priority over the next year.

Karen A. Frenkel
Karen A. Frenkel is a contributor to CIO Insight. She covers cybersecurity topics such as digital transformation, vulnerabilities, phishing, malware, and information governance.

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