What Appthority is seeing in mobile, is a real sea-change. Transformations generally don’t happen overnight, but in the case of “mobile transforming IT”, it certainly feels like overnight sometimes.

At Appthority, we talk to customers a lot about software procurement challenges. Enterprises used to purchase nearly all software that entered the enterprise, centrally. The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement has changed procurement in the enterprise, in a radical way, almost overnight. These devices that users are bringing into the enterprise, have apps that were loaded by employees, without IT’s involvement. The BYOD movement, is really about apps, and is really a BYOS (Bring Your Own Software) movement.

But with the rapid development pace of apps, with new apps and new versions of apps coming out daily, how are organizations supposed to know which apps are safe? Enter Appthority. We help organizations learn what apps do and measure the risks associated with different apps. An app that is safe for an engineer at a technology firm, may not be safe for an executive traveling overseas.

Recently, Appthority had the pleasure of authoring a paper, “The Greatest Risks in Mobile Apps”, that was published in IQT Quarterly, a publication by the folks at In-Q-Tel. If you had a chance to stop by our booth at Black Hat USA 2012, I hope you had a chance to pickup a copy. For those that weren’t able to make it to the conference or were busy listening to all the great talks, we’re now making the paper available on our website here. We hope you enjoy reading it. Thank you.