Mobile Security Looms Large for Small Business

by Ann All

The popularity in mobile devices, particularly smartphones, makes them a tempting target. Will the increased threat translate into SMBs spending more on security?

If your small business relies on mobile devices you may want to rethink your security measures. In the face of recent and increasing threats, securing mobile devices – especially smartphones, is critical.

Our colleagues at ITBusinessEdge report on mobile security trends and what security vendors offer to minimize your risk.

If security for mobile devices wasn't a priority for most companies before, it likely is now following reports like an Associated Press story from August that referred to smartphones as "the new frontier for hackers."

The story cited some scary statistics, including Symantec's identification of 19 examples of malware unique to the popular Android operating system, up from just five examples in 2010. (And the year isn't over yet!)

Read the complete article: Security Vendors Hope to Capitalize on Mobility Trend

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This article was originally published on Wednesday Oct 5th 2011
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