According to a recent study from Tenable Network Security, a global provider of Unified Security Monitoring, most security professionals are concerned about mobile device vulnerability management.
A worrying 67 percent of the companies involved in the study do not have any measures against potential security threats, and 68 percent realize that they don’t have any way of identifying the mobile device vulnerabilities. However, realizing the importance of measures against security threats, almost half of the companies said they will be investing $50,000 to $100,000 in mobile device security over the next 12 to 15 months.
“Mobile devices add an entirely new level of complexity to an organization, but security too often takes a back seat to convenience,” said Ron Gula, CEO and CTO of Tenable Network Security. “Although the transient nature of mobile devices presents a unique challenge, organizations can achieve greater control by regularly scanning for vulnerabilities and monitoring the information that comes on and off their network.”
Forty-seven percent of the companies in the study believe that securing customer data is of prime importance and is the main reason behind deploying technologies that can prevent ‘data leakage’ and identify mobile device vulnerabilities in the company’s mobile device networks.
“With the proliferation of enterprise mobility, the ability to keep track of these devices and understand how they impact your network and pose new security risks is critical,” Gula said. “Mobile device security needs to be a top priority, especially considering the majority of the mobile workforce will circumvent mobility policies in order to do their jobs.”
In related news, Tenable Network Security announced that it has won the Emerging Growth Company Award from ACG National Capital at the 2012 Corporate Growth Awards Gala. The company said the award is annually presented to D.C. Metro businesses with under $50 million in revenue that have exhibited consistent, sustainable and profitable growth.
Edited by Jennifer Russell