September 30, 2016 IBOMLLC Team

The Importance of Mobile Threat Defense

The Importance of Mobile Threat Defense

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Innov8tiv – Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa

By Rick Rogers, Area Manager for East and West Africa at Check Point Software Technologies

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Mobile malware and vulnerabilities have been making headlines well over the past year, and attacks are becoming a more common way for cybercriminals to steal sensitive data. We believe this trend – one that our research team encounters daily – is illustrated in the Gartner Market Guide for Mobile Threat Defense Solutions.*

This rise in the sophistication and volume of mobile malware and continued exposure to unknown vulnerabilities demonstrates how Android and iOS devices simply aren’t secure on their own.

According to the Check Point 2016 Security Report mobile devices pose massive risks for organizations. Some of the key takeaways include:

Employees mix business with personal use and 1 in 5 mobile devices are infected

One in five employees will be the cause of a company network breach through either malware or malicious Wi-Fi

Mobile security lags behind mobile adoption as users discover new ways of engaging while on the go

The Mobile Threat Defense Market is Growing Rapidly

Mobile malware and vulnerabilities aren’t all that different than their cousins …read more

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