Gigaom reveals organisations are unprepared for mobile security incidents

“Mobile security and incident readiness: preparing for threats” was conducted in collaboration with AccessData

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Gigaom reveals organisations are unprepared for mobile security incidents Lee Reiber, VP of mobile forensics at AccessData says that the biggest challenge to his customers is the limitations of mobile solutions.
By  Helen Gaskell Published  July 1, 2014

Cyber security firm AccessData has today released a report in collaboration with Gigaom Research, which found that security teams lack the tools and knowledge to detect mobile device security incidents.

The report "Mobile security and incident readiness: preparing for threats" also revealed that a significant percentage of organisations are taking virtually no steps to ensure that mobile devices (company issued and BYOD) with access to corporate data are secure and advises InfoSec teams to expand their rapid incident detection and response capabilities to mobile devices that have access to sensitive data.

"Our customers tell us their biggest challenge is the limitations of mobile solutions, from the collection of data on all company devices, to the analysis of mobile data which takes a great deal of time and resources," said Lee Reiber, VP of mobile forensics at AccessData.

"Our advice is for companies to implement security plans and enterprise technologies that incorporate proactive mobile prevention, detection and response, to gain greater visibility and control of their mobile data and devices."

The report also found that few organisations have procedures in place to launch a meaningful response should a security incident involving mobile devices occur and even experienced forensic examiners are challenged in extracting data from mobile devices.

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