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Enterprise Mobile App Developers Need More Security

In many ways, mobile apps have become the clients of choice for many applications.

However, security is an afterthought for many mobile app developers. A new study by IBM and Ponemon Institute finds that 40% of large companies, including many in the Fortune 500, aren’t taking the right precautions to secure the mobile apps they build for customers.

In addition, mobile apps downloaded by employees often aren’t vetted. According to the study, though most employees are “heavy users of apps,” over half (55%) state their organization does not have a policy which defines the acceptable use of mobile apps in the workplace, and a large majority – 67% – of companies allow employees to download non-vetted apps to their work devices. A full 50% of these organizations were found to devote zero budget whatsoever towards mobile security.

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