Many businesses utilize smart phones and tablets to conduct business on the go. However, many do not have a formal mobile device policy on what mobile apps can be downloaded on company devices. This can leave businesses vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks from mobile devices.
ARMA’s Information Management Magazine recently published an article on “Unsecured Mobile Apps Are Putting Organizations at Risk” where they reported mobile malware infection has increased to over 16 million infected devices in 2014.
Why are mobile apps such a cybersecurity risk? ARMA also goes on to cite recent research by the Ponemon Institute on behalf of IBM that found the following six reasons:
What can your business do to combat malware from mobile apps? Here are some next steps:
Nitza Medina-Garcia, Certified Records Manager, Records and Information Management Consultant
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