NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A new report from Verizon found that organizations across numerous industries compromised mobile data security because of speed to market priorities and a lack of threat awareness according to survey respondents. As business usage of mobile devices, the Internet of Things and other mobile applications accelerates, Verizon’s inaugural Mobile Security Index 2018 seeks to raise awareness of the current mobile security landscape, including growing threats, and offer recommendations for protecting the mobile enterprise.
“As mobility becomes more integral to business operations in today’s digital economy – from supply chain management to IoT-enabled sensors to customer-facing mobile apps – protecting mobile platforms is critical,” said Thomas J. Fox, senior vice president with Verizon. “Securing the multitude of mobile devices that connect to public and private networks and platforms is paramount for protecting corporate assets and brand integrity.”
Key findings that emerged from the independent survey of approximately 600 mobility professionals1, many representing multinational corporations, include:
Given the proliferation of mobile device use by organizations and the growing security threats, Verizon’s Mobile Security Index 2018 offers a comprehensive set of recommendations for protecting the mobile enterprise. Some of these include:
Additional information on mobile enterprise security practices is available on verizonenterprise.com.
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1 U.S. and U.K.-based survey respondents for Verizon’s 2018 Mobile Security Index manage and procure mobile devices for their organizations. This independent research was conducted during the second half of 2017.