According to the findings of a new AT&T survey, America’s small businesses are taking a proactive approach to their security and mobile plays a critical component in that process.
With fears of potential security breaches and natural disasters like Superstorm Sandy and the recent Oklahoma tornado weighing heavily on IT executives, businesses nationwide have continued to grow and advance their business continuity and disaster recovery plans to incorporate the adoption of wireless network capabilities, cloud services and mobile applications, says the nation’s second largest wireless operator.
Released Tuesday, the annual AT&T Business Continuity Study found that:
- More than half of executives surveyed (63%) cite the looming threat of security breaches as their most important security concern for 2013.
- 84 percent of executives are concerned about the use of mobile networks and devices and its impact on security threats.
- 88 percent of those surveyed understand the increasing importance of security and indicate that their companies have a proactive strategy in place.
- Nearly two-thirds (64%) of companies include their wireless network capabilities as part of their business continuity plan.
- 87 percent of executives indicate their organizations have a business continuity plan in place in case of a disaster or threat – a slight uptick from last year (86%).
“Companies today are very aware and concerned about the potential threats that could disrupt their operations,” says Michael Singer, AVP of Mobile, Cloud and Access Management Security at AT&T. “With their business continuity plans in place, businesses are investing in new technologies like network enabled cloud services to help strengthen and expand their overall continuity strategies.”