Mobile platform security hindered by carriers, handset makers

Not long ago, mobile device security was a secondary concern for enterprises. But today, according to mobile security expert Aaron Turner, with billions of devices now in use around the world, attackers have enough targets to make mobile platform and mobile application exploitation a worthwhile effort.

In this video, Turner, co-founder of information security consultancy N4Struct, discusses the mobile security platform, and the Android platform in particular. He discusses the security capabilities built into today's most popular mobile platforms, and why a fractured mobile platform market has resulted in OEMs and mobile carriers often failing to expedite smartphone security updates.

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