Many companies reduce mobile security level to raise business performance

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Nearly one third of firms are not adequately equipped to cope with smartphone security concerns. Thirty two percent of businesses are inadequately equipped to achieve the mobile security level needed for IoT and BYOD, said a Verizon report. The report indicated that bring your own device policies are leaving companies open to cyberthreats. Many firms are unprepared for the Internet of Things. Nearly one in three businesses said they sacrificed mobile security in favor of business performance. Moreover, the Verizon report showed that only 14 percent of businesses had implemented…

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Mobile security threats warrant great protection efforts, says DHS report

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The Department of Homeland Security released recommendations about both devices and networks. A new report addressing mobile security threats was recently submitted by the Department of Homeland Security to Congress. The document suggested that the federal government would be wise to take a more active position in the organizations developing mobile device and network tech standards. The DHS also recommended expanding the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation cybersecurity service. That is the service it provides federal agencies to inform them and equip them against mobile security threats and vulnerabilities. The report…

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Top mobile security threats include app collusion and ransomware

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Intel Security has released the results of its latest data analysis and has revealed the leading problems. Intel Security data has revealed the leading mobile security threats. Mobile app collusion, ransomware and the Pinkslipbot Trojan are among the top cybersecurity problems. These threats have been growing especially quickly over the last quarter. Ransomware has been spending a great deal of time within the media spotlight over the last short while. The recent McAfee Labs Threats Report: June 2016 showed that there was a 24 percent rise in ransomeware samples. That…

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Mobile security threats cause CEOs to be “extremely concerned”

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As smartphones reach nearly full saturation among global execs, it means certain risks are growing. As virtually every exec around the world is now armed with a smartphone and with the growing number of data breaches making headlines, CEOs are starting to recognize that mobile security is a very important topic for them to consider. The saturation point of the ownership of mobile devices is creating threats that could potentially be detrimental. What a recent study published by CNBC International showed was that execs aren’t unaware of this mobile security…

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Mobile security efforts upgraded by Networks

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New flaws have been discovered by the IT experts at Karsten Nohl that would open up user messages to hackers. Karsten Nohl IT experts in Berlin have discovered mobile security flaws in the wireless phone networks that would give access to hackers so that they would be able to read messages being exchanged by users. The team spotted the issue in the SS7 protocol that is used for encrypting data by mobile phone operators. That SS7 protocol is used for the mobile security encryption of data when messages are being…

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Mobile security policies are weak among businesses

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The failure to implement strong strategies, particularly when allowing BYOD is increasing risks. According to a recent statement released by executives from CA Technologies, enterprises are not putting adequate mobile security policies into place to protect themselves against the many risks that they are generating by allowing employees to bring their own devices. These BYOD activities are increasing the opportunity for cybercriminals to attack. This, according to the senior director of product marketing for enterprise mobility at CA Technologies, Arun Bhattacharya. According to Bhattacharya, this failure to come up with…

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Mobile security threats may be the largest corporate issue this year

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A new survey has indicated that many professionals think that malware on smartphones and tablets will be problematic. As the number of smartphones and tablets sold every year continues to break all previous records, experts in mobile security threats are now expected to be the biggest problem that businesses will be facing throughout this year. This risk is worsened as the number of people who use their devices for both business and personal reasons climbs. According to the results of a recent study that was issued by Lumension, an IT…

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Mobile security report shows spending to reach all time high

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A recent report issued by Research and Markets has revealed that spending could come to $9 billion in 2013. Research and Markets has now released a report on recent data that has illustrated a trend in mobile security spending, worldwide, and that indicates that the figures will be reaching their highest point, to date. The report has indicated that spending on software, infrastructure and services is already aimed at its largest amount ever. The report from Research and Markets indicates that global spending on these mobile security factors will likely…

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Mobile security threat growing with new gadgets

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The various types of technology that are being released today may be placing our privacy at further risk. The latest gadgets, such as Google Glass, and a number of others, are gaining a great deal of hype, but as much as they have a great deal of potential, they may also be placing privacy and mobile security at risk. After all, individuals wearing augmented reality glasses can take pictures and video without anyone knowing. As privacy and mobile security become an increasing concern to those who are buying technology, these…

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Mobile security “kill switch” considered by device giants

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Smartphone manufacturers are now thinking about adding this anti theft feature. As mobile security threats and device theft become an increasing problem, and many of the leading manufacturers of smartphones and tablets have started to consider the use of the controversial “kill switch” features. These companies are thinking about installing the kill switches to provide consumers with greater control over their devices. Among the companies that are purportedly thinking about kill switches for tablets and smartphones include LG Electronics Co., and Samsung Electronics Co. They would be added specifically as…

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Mobile security threats highest in banking malware

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McAfee has released data that shows that these are the largest concerns in the current wireless environment. According to a report that was just released by McAfee Labs, “backdoor” Trojans and banking malware, which steal information from a device without the awareness of the victim, were the greatest threats to smartphone and tablet users during the second quarter of 2013. There were 17,000 new malware strains discovered by McAfee during the second quarter for Android based devices. That represents a growth rate of 35 percent over the number of new…

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