Analyst: mobile security is a top priority

Thursday, 17 June 2004, 12:13 AM EST

With yesterday's detection of a virus that could worm its way onto smartphones, security has once again come to the forefront of people's minds. While the appearance of a virus on a handset is something of an inevitability, the wireless industry views security as a top concern, according to one industry analyst.

"Mobile security is one of the fastest growing sectors in the wireless space and it is a priority for everybody, from operators to device manufacturers to silicon vendors to the mobile software and middleware vendors," Yankee Group analyst John Jackson tells news@2. "It is an area that gets tons of attention."

By Susan Rush at Wireless Week.

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