There's a market for mobile security software, and although consumers are at least a year away from buying into it, businesses are picking up on the need to protect their mobile devices. But, is there a need yet?
Research firm IDC believes the market for mobile security software will grow around 70 percent annually to nearly $1 billion in 2008, as more people start to use e-mail and the Internet on their phones.

More than 50 million advanced "smartphones" are in use, providing mobile access to the Internet and e-mail, although they make up only a small percentage of all mobile phones in the world.

"Over 90 percent of phones really do not really have vulnerability," Hicks said.