An interesting study conducted by SourceFire, “25 Years of Vulnerabilities,” concludes that among the major smartphone operating systems, Apple’s iOS contains more software vulnerabilities than Android, Windows and Blackberry combined.

However, as explained in this ZDNet report, there are several key factors at play that make iOS appear more vulnerable than the other operating systems.

Regardless, as enterprise businesses continue to embrace the BYOD (bring your own device) trend and implement their own workplace policies regarding employees’ usage of personal smartphones and tablets for business purposes, extra emphasis needs to be placed on ensuring that proper safeguards are in place to protect mission-critical data from outside exploitation.