Through 2015, more than 75 percent of mobile applications will fail basic security tests, according to research firm Gartner Inc. Workers download from app stores and use mobile applications that can access enterprise assets or perform business functions, and these apps have little or no security assurances, the firm says. They’re exposed to attacks and violations of corporate security policies.
“Enterprises that embrace mobile computing and bring-your-own-device strategies are vulnerable to security breaches unless they adopt methods and technologies for mobile application security testing and risk assurance,” Dionisio Zumerle, principal research analyst at Gartner, said in a statement. “Most enterprises are inexperienced in mobile application security. Even when application security testing is undertaken, it is often done casually by developers who are mostly concerned with the functionality of applications, not their security.”
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