When it comes to mobile app development, large companies often fall short on security, according to a new research study from IBM and the Ponemon Institute. In fact, the average company tests less than half of the mobile apps they build.

Nearly 40% of large companies are not taking the right precautions to secure the mobile apps they build for customers, the study found. Moreover, organizations are poorly protecting their corporate devices and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) mobile fleets against cyber security attacks, creating an opportunity for hackers to easily access user, corporate and customer data, according to the study, titled "The State of Mobile Application Insecurity."

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