It seems like security breaches and data compromise are almost a daily occurrence now. From the stolen VA laptop, to the massive breach of customer trust and network security at TJX, to the more recent data compromise incidents at Monster.com and TD Ameritrade, it is hard to imagine that there is anyone left who hasn’t had their personal and financial information stolen. While not all of these incidents were related to laptops or portable storage devices, these incidents have led many organizations to explore ways to ensure data on mobile devices is encrypted. However, if the results of a recent mobile security study are remotely accurate, there is still a long way to go.
Of the CIO’s who were surveyed, 55% believe mobile devices will increasingly be responsible for lost corporate data, and 86% consider solving the issue of securing mobile computing and portable storage devices as one of the most critical tasks, yet only 63% have any kind of monitoring in place to track the kinds of data being stored on mobile devices, and only 12% have an actual record they can refer to in the event that mobile device is lost or stolen. You can get the rest of the stats and the outlook on mobile network security from this article on SearchMobileComputing.