Mobile apps should 'set off security alarm bells'

News Article - Friday, 04 November 2011 10:35

Category: Security

Businesses should make sure that they consider security when shifting to a mobile workforce and adopting mobile applications. According to Jack Cullen, president of Modis, securing data is paramount for companies that deliver data wirelessly to portable devices.

Speaking to PC World, Mr Cullen said: "Security has got to be one of the first things you think about even before talking about mobile applications or strategy."

He added that there is a huge amount of fear surrounding the use of mobile devices in business - in particular concerns about the threat from hackers, who can exploit operating system and application code loopholes. Mr Cullen told the news provider that the vast number of devices on the market is exacerbating the problem of mobile application security and the issue will need addressing by the industry relatively soon.

The demand for flexible working - and the technology that makes it possible - is increasing and it was one of the hot topics at this year's CTIA Enterprise and Applications 2011 October conference - as was the issue of application security.

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