A global telecommunications company recently published a report. Here are the highlights:

  • 43% of organizations reported that mobile cyber security took a backseat to other concerns. “…mobile security was sacrificed to meet deadlines or productivity targets.”
  • 62% of the 1,100 professionals interviewed stated that they shortchanged security for the sake of efficiency.
  • 52% reported that implementing better security represented an inconvenience.

As a result of this mindset, these companies endured a disproportionately high number of cyber attacks.

  • 66% of organizations reporting noted that a cyber incident resulted in a significant organizational calamity.
  • 1 in 5 of the attacks occurred because employees connected to public wi-fi, either at cafes or elsewhere.

Organizations that choose not to implement mobile security risk the loss of intellectual property, monetary resources, and may experience customer backlash, and/or legal repercussions. Protecting mobile devices is no longer an option, it’s imperative.

For more information, visit The New York Times.