What means more to your business: staying secure, or being as competitive as possible?

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In a tough economic climate, businesses investing in technology may be increasing their security risks to give them a competitive advantage, with analysts predicting an increase in cybercrime on mobile devices in 2013.

With cybercrime affecting up to 1.5 million people a day, the rise in personal and mobile devices in the workplace is fuelling an increase in cyber-attacks. But with cybercriminals increasingly turning their attention to mobile networks, enabling a mobile staff may increase opportunities for hackers to gain access to company networks.

With Android devices suffering a higher rate of malware attacks than PCs last year, according to end-user protection service Sophos, the adoption of high speed networks is adding to the risk with 3 and 4G networks increasing opportunities for cybercrime.

With up to half of people unaware that mobile devices have security software, it’s up to CIOs to brief workers on the security systems in place…

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