Alfred Koch, Director, KPMG in Germany
Consumers are increasingly concerned about the security of their data and private information on their mobile devices. Indeed, according to a recent consumer report by KPMG International, The Rise of the Digital Multi-tasker, users in many markets are increasingly willing to pay more for their mobile applications in order to ensure that their privacy is maintained. In Forrester’s 2012 Technographics survey, 62 percent of North Americans said they were concerned about identity theft.
In the business world – where corporate IT departments are already struggling to cope with the onslaught of mobile support requests – mobile security concerns remain top of mind. According to Forrester data, IT decision makers are particularly concerned about data loss due to device loss or theft1 and, as a result, implementing or improving mobile security is the number one corporate mobile priority2.
1ForrSights Security Survey, Q2, 2012. Base: 1508 North American and European IT decision makers.
2ForrSights Networking and Telecommunications Survey, Q1, 2012. Base: 1535 North America and European IT decision makers.