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1 Out of 5 Companies Have Suffered Mobile Device Breach

A survey on security solutions for mobile devices finds 24% don't even know if they have been breached.

A survey of 410 security professionals worldwide about mobile security by Dimensional Research and Check Point Software Technologies found organizations ill-equipped to handle security breaches - even though 94% believe attack frequency will increase. While 64% are unsure whether they can avert a mobile breach, 79% say it's getting more difficult to secure these devices.

According to the report, mobile devices in organizations are subjected to a broad range of attacks, with malware and phishing attacks topping the list. One-third of companies are aware of existing risks, and 34% believe data loss can be bigger on mobile devices. Most don't secure their devices, and more than 60% attribute this to a lack of resources or experience, and 37% say there's not enough risk for such an investment. Only 38% have security in place for mobile devices.

Around 24% have no idea if they had been breached or corporate data has leaked from their devices.

Read full survey here.

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4/17/2017 | 1:55:56 PM
With regards to data breach, we don't know what we don't know
Many companies are in the dark just trying to detetct a data breach, whether initiated via a mobile device or a compromised account.  So how good is the presented data? Most likely, as good as the surveyed IT professionals perception of their vulnerabilities.  There is no way for corporations to say for sure how many breaches were caused by one factor vs. another as long as they cannot say for sure they have not be breached...They just don't know what they don't know.
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