Malicious hackers are targeting big enterprises for spying, data theft, defamation and extortion, and they have figured out many creative ways to silently take control of the best surveillance and infiltration tool ever created – your smart phone. Skycure’s new Mobile Threat Intelligence Report focuses on mobile malware, found on 4% of all mobile devices. The report is based on worldwide data from Skycure’s massive crowd-sourced threat intelligence platform.
The most important finding is that every organization with at least 200 mobile devices, iOS or Android, has at least one malware-infected device, and companies with Android devices are nearly twice as likely to have malware. Mobility can be key to organizational productivity, and often competitive advantage as well, yet malware poses a serious threat to the security of confidential corporate data. Here is a selection of additional findings about malware from the report:
- 3% of enterprise iOS devices and 5.7% of enterprise Android devices are infected with malware.
- Nearly one in five enterprise Android devices still allows app installation from third-party stores.
- Third party Android stores may be as much as 72 times more likely to have malware than the Google Play Store.
- Nearly one in every three enterprise mobile devices are rated medium to high risk of exposing information.
Read the report to learn all about the state of mobile malware in the enterprise, and how to go about protecting your organization. Leading EMM vendors suggest adding a Mobile Threat Defense solution to protect your mobile enterprise, and the SANS institute recommends a solution with a layered defense strategy and advanced analytics. I agree with all of them, and I confidently recommend Skycure.