Survey: iPhones present greatest smartphone security risk
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

Survey: iPhones present greatest smartphone security risk


iPhones present the greatest smartphone security risk to the enterprise, according to a recent survey from nCircle (http://www.ncircle.com), a network security and compliance auditing firm.

The online survey of 257 security professionals was conducted between Feb. 4 and March 12, 2010. In addition to smartphones, the survey covered a range of security topics including healthcare, cloud computing and social media. Key findings include:

° 57% believe that the iPhone carries the greatest security risk.

° 39% ranked Google Android as presenting the highest risk.

° 28% named Blackberry the riskiest.

° 13% ranked Nokia as having the highest risk.

° 58% of respondents have a corporate smartphone security policy in place.

° 65% of enterprises with a smartphone security policy enforce it.

“The general consensus is that Apple continues to do only the absolute minimum to address enterprise security and supportability requirements,” says Andrew Storms, director of Security Operations for nCircle. “We haven't seen any new enterprise iPhone security features from Apple since the summer of 2009 when they introduced their new hardware level encryption, which was almost immediately subverted. This is not the kind of behavior security professionals want to see in vendors.”

Storms adds: “The good news from this survey is that a greater number of companies are starting to understand the security ramifications of mobile devices. It is encouraging that a majority of companies have a smartphone security policy and enforce it.”

 
AAPL
$96.43
Apple Inc.
+1.21
GOOG
$704.24
Alphabet Inc.
-5.50
MSFT
$50.03
Microsoft Corporation
-0.59
MacNews Search:
Community Search:
view counter

view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter

How to get all the crabs in Mr Crab 2
Mr. Crab 2 may look like a cutesy platformer for kids, but if you're the kind of person who likes to complete a game 100%, you'll soon realise that it's a tougher than a crustacean's shell. [Read more] | Read more »
How to be a star in Britney Spears: Amer...
If you've ever wanted to be a star, baby, then you've probably already checked out Britney Spears: American Dream and are happily making your way up the charts. But fame doesn't come easy, and everyone needs a helping hand sometimes. So we've got some tips to make sure you end up getting money for nothing and your chicks for free. [Read more] | Read more »
AppSpy is hiring a part time Staff Write...
| Read more »
How to save lives in ER Surgery Simulato...
A serious earthquake has struck a nearby town in ER Surgery Simulator - Emergency Doctor, and it’s up to you to save the victims. [Read more] | Read more »
Tips and tricks to get a high score in G...
Ketchapp Games loves the endless runner genre. And its newest game, Gravity Switch, is no exception. Gravity Switch takes a fresh approach, though, as you move a block, suspended in zero gravity, safely through a maze of shifting pillars. If the block hits one of the pillars, or if you’re flung into open space, it’s game over. [Read more] | Read more »
Tips and tricks to get a high score in S...
Smash Fu is a high-paced tile-tapping game that requires quick reflexes and some practice. You’ll have to smash bricks with the skill of a seasoned black belt to get a high score. To raise the stakes a bit, you’ll also have to avoid tapping any dynamite that is thrown your way - missteps can be deadly. Fear not, though. We have a few tips in store... | Read more »
How to keep the ball rolling in Dropple
If you're new to the minimalist puzzler Dropple, you may find yourself struggling to make it beyond the first couple of steps before your ball falls into the endless abyss below. [Read more] | Read more »
Game Craft releases new Legend of War ti...
Set for release at the end of this month, real time strategy title Legend of War seems sure to delight with a veritable feast of sweet features to get stuck into. Developed by Game Craft, the game is due for release through both the App Store and Google Play on May 26th. With the utilisation of spells, weapons and a good deal of strategic thinking... | Read more »
How not to die in Traffic Rider
Traffic Rider, an Out Run-esque game in which your ride a motorcycle recklessly into trffic, might not seem particularly complicated. [Read more] | Read more »
How to adjust your chess game for Regici...
At first glance you might likenWarhammer 40,000: Regicide to Chess - and you'd be right. Regicideputs its own spin on the classic board game though, so some of your tried and true methods may not work quite so well here. [Read more] | Read more »
All contents are Copyright 1984-2010 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.