Companies lose approximately $ 500 thousand as a result of security incidents related to mobile devices.
According to the report, State of Mobility Survey 2012, provided by Symantec, security incidents related to mobile devices, leading to losses of $ 429 thousand companies have such losses as a result of direct financial losses, as well as data loss and damage to the reputation of enterprises.
Representatives from Symantec notes that despite the growing risk, enterprises are increasingly moving to the use of mobile devices.
Symantec surveyed 6200 developers of IT-solutions. 40% of them indicated that mobile devices are most at risk.
In the Symantec noted that the development and distribution of mobile applications poses representatives of IT-industry new challenges and difficulties.
Companies have the most damage as a result of lost revenue and lost customer confidence. In addition, a third of survey respondents Symantec said that the transition to the use of mobile devices has led to a slowdown in performance.
In the report, Symantec states that 71% of companies now think about the creation of enterprise mobile application stores.
It should be noted that the mobile devices associated with increased risk due to their increasing popularity and attention to them by the virus writers.
However, Symantec researchers have claimed that pose the greatest threat to employees of companies that lose their mobile devices, and not compromise the last cyberhawks.
Details of the investigation by Symantec can be found here.