We keep hearing about the threat of mobile viruses from mobile security firms, and many believe these companies are scare mongering. But according to preliminary results of a security survey conducted by FierceWireless and Bluefire Wireless Security released this week at CTIA, users of smartphones and converged handheld devices are most concerned about viruses and attacks on their wireless networks. Altogether, more than 80 percent of the more than 1,500 respondents said their organizations' use of handheld devices has increased over the past two years, and 85 percent indicated that those devices should require security protection. Half said that "viruses or attacks on the wireless corporate network" represented their top concern, with another one-third placing "security of data during transmission over wireless or cellular networks" at the top of their list of worries.
To read more about the survey:
- check out this release from FierceWireless and Bluefire