Mobile devices have outnumbered PCs and laptops to become the primary medium for accessing content & services. Businesses are already in the process of developing mobile applications to attract new customers and to increase employee productivity by making corporate applications and information available on mobile devices. According to Gartner, by 2017 mobile applications will be downloaded more than 268 billion times and generate more than $77 billion dollar business.
This fast-paced development of mobile applications has introduced a major security concern for businesses, especially businesses that have a ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) policy for their employees. Cyber criminals can exploit mobile devices or applications to steal information and to harm customers. Recent cyber-attacks have alarmed businesses and forced them to rethink mobile security, as the traditional security models employed to protect information accessed by o -site/remote workers, do not seem to be effective anymore.
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