Portland, OR (PRWEB) December 02, 2013
Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of risk-based security and compliance management solutions, today announced the results of a survey on mobile security and holiday shopping. The survey was conducted by Dimensional Research and OnePoll from November 18-20, 2013, and evaluated the attitudes of 1,400 consumers in the U.S. and U.K.
Mobile shopping is expected to increase dramatically this holiday season. Digital measurement company comScore announced that mobile commerce spending on smartphones and tablets in the U.S. increased $5.8 billion in Q3 – a 26 percent increase over Q3 2012. Yet, during the same time period, mobile malware threats also increased 26 percent, making consumers more vulnerable to mobile attacks than ever before.
Ninety-one percent of U.S. and 83 percent of U.K. respondents believe that shopping on a computer provides more security than shopping on a mobile phone. Fifty-nine percent of U.S. respondents and 65 percent of U.K. respondents said they do not have any security software on their mobile phone. Despite mobile malware concerns, many plan to use their mobile phones for holiday shopping.
Key U.S. findings include:
“Shopping on mobile devices is all about convenience, and it is clear from the data that consumers are quite willing to forgo security for that convenience,” said Dwayne Melancon, chief technology officer for Tripwire. “The survey also seems to confirm the stereotype that men do not like to shop and will go out of their way to avoid shopping malls. It is also not surprising that affluent households are more likely to shop on mobile devices this holiday season; after all, they will have more discretionary income to spend and typically place a higher value on the convenience of shopping online.”
Tripwire is a leading global provider of risk-based security and compliance management solutions, enabling enterprises, government agencies and service providers to effectively connect security to their business. Tripwire provides the broadest set of foundational security controls including security configuration management, vulnerability management, file integrity monitoring, log and event management. Tripwire solutions deliver unprecedented visibility, business context and security business intelligence allowing extended enterprises to protect sensitive data from breaches, vulnerabilities, and threats.