Budget Tops List of Mobile Forensics Challenges

Today in Security: Mobile Forensics


Security Management magazine teamed up with mobile data recovery experts MSAB to examine the attitudes and beliefs that corporate and nongovernmental organization security managers have about extracting data from mobile devices. In a survey of ASIS International members and customers conducted in the Fall of 2018, three-quarters of respondents reported that they did not use mobile forensics technology to extract and analyze data from mobile devices.


Respondents were also asked what barriers the saw to using the technology. “Limited budget for mobile forensic operations,” “shortage of trained forensic technology users,” and “more and more phones are unable to be unlocked or the data is unable to be decrypted,” were the three challenges cited most often.