Mind the HUGE Gap: The Key Difference between Securing Mobile Devices and PCs

Inside BlackBerry for Business Blog


It is generally accepted that mobile operating systems were developed with more security in mind than their desktop counterparts. It took Microsoft quite a bit of time to plug security holes in Windows due to design decisions made in the early 90s, and even then they had to tear up the manual and start from scratch with Windows Vista (in 2006).

So why is it that with these more robust mobile platforms, we are constantly being warned about the security risks to our enterprise data? The answer is actually much simpler than you think.

The Threat Posed by Apps

Excluding complex targeted attacks, the threat against PCs is, dare I say, under control. Attempts to infect standalone computers need to make it past all of the network defenses and even then once a computer is “owned”, exfiltrating information would have to once again make it past yet another gauntlet of

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