Mobile Security Services, Cloud Key to Disaster Planning: ATandT
AT&T's survey found mobile technology and cloud computing have helped businesses augment their disaster recovery plans.Disaster recovery plans are an essential element for any organization, and mobile security services are taking an increasingly prominent place in those plans, according to a survey from network operator AT&T, which found six out of 10 (60 percent) invest in mobile security services, with the majority (69 percent) indicating potential security breaches as the most pressing concern. Maintaining mobility and wireless capabilities, though inherently complex, has become increasingly important to businesses, with 67 percent of executives surveyed indicating they have included wireless network capabilities as part of their business continuity plans, and 52 percent of IT executives surveyed anticipated the spending for mobile security services to increase.
The survey also indicated companies have had their business continuity plans fully tested in the past year, according to 63 percent of respondents, and the vast majority (87 percent) have already implemented the necessary arrangements for communicating with key executives during a natural disaster. Businesses are also preparing for the possibility of a virtual event such as a potential security breach, with 67 percent of respondents indicating their business continuity plans include such a scenario.