There is no doubt that in 2013 we will continue to see mobile application risk increasing. As enterprises continue to allow personal devices into the corporate environment, we will see the quantity of mobile applications growing while the understanding of the risks associated with these applications will decrease.
As new, high-profile cyber attacks happen every day, companies large and small are at risk of compromising their data, their brand and their intellectual property. Furthermore, if the UK follows in the footsteps of the US where public companies are now required to disclose breaches, even greater emphasis will soon be placed on end-users securing applications as they will be publicly accountable for their failings.
After all, the most valuable information in the world is accessible online and it’s inevitable the companies housing this information will be targets for cybercrime. If you think “data breach”, you likely envision very smart computer science graduates hacking the network; when in fact today’s most prolific hackers are typically teenagers who haven’t even left secondary school yet.