Most businesses hit by mobile security incident, study shows

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Jun 07, 2013 12:31 am PST

Almost 80% of businesses had a mobile security incident in the past year, in many cases incurring substantial costs, a study has shown.

Mobile security incidents cost over $100,000 for 42% of respondents, including 16% who put the cost at more than $500,000, according to the second mobile security report by security firm Check Point.

The report, based on a poll of 790 IT professionals worldwide including 114 from the UK, shows that 67% of firms allow personal mobile devices to connect to their networks.