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Corporate leaders issuing cell phones to employees to conduct business-related communication are realizing tablets are one of the evolving technologies that keep them walking the razor’s edge of cyber exposure.

“Mobile device malware is growing exponentially, from 800 samples per month in 2011 to 6,300 new samples per month in 2012,” said Nathan Steuer, business development director of PaRaBaL Inc., a mobile-device development company hired by the U.S. government to track the security flaws of smartphones. “Now is the time for companies to start looking at cell phones as miniature, flexible computers.”

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