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CSA Releases Top Mobile Threats Report -- Data Loss Ranks Top Concern With Execs

In addition to identifying top threats, respondents also indicated a couple of additional concerns
San Francisco, CA – October 4, 2012 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Mobile Working Group today released findings from a new survey that calls out the specific security concerns enterprise executives say are the real and looming threats as it relates to mobile device security in the enterprise environment. The new report, titled Top Mobile Threats, is a result of a survey of more than 200 enterprise participants representing 26 countries globally. The survey serves as an important first step in a larger effort to provide industry guidance on where enterprises should place their resources and focus when it comes to addressing mobile security threats.

With the rapid adoption of mobile computing, and immediate connection to cloud computing, the CSA established the Top Threats to Mobile Computing research discipline, in addition to the current Top Threats to Cloud Computing, to provide its membership with specific data on how the security community views such threats.

"Personally owned mobile devices are increasingly being used to access employers' systems and cloud-hosted data, both via browser-based and native mobile applications. This without a doubt is a tremendous concern for enterprises worldwide, " said John Yeoh, Research Analyst for the Cloud Security Alliance. "The results of this research will play an important role as we set out to develop much needed guidance on where time, talent and money should be placed when it comes to addressing mobile security threats."

Rank of Top Mobile Threats

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