There is often talk of the growth in mobile threats and, in 2011, we saw significant growth, in terms of volume as a percentage. Yet, as a total of the numbers involved, these were still relatively small – in the thousands, rather than hundreds of millions that unleashed themselves on the PC last year.
At the same time, we did see far greater innovation in the nature of mobile threats, with attackers focusing in on finding vulnerabilities to exploit, such as the botnet concept, as well as where money can be made and information stolen through smart devices.
So what is the right way to manage that threat and soften its impact?
Let me start by looking at process – and please bear with me as I do. In the past 10 years, the cost of a laptop computer has plunged by a massive 90%, while already it’s...