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3/2/2015
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Mobile Security By The Numbers

Rounding up the latest research on mobile malware and security practices.
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As ubiquity of mobility paired with the availability of cloud continues to drive major technological disruptions within just about every type of enterprise transacting business today, CIOs and CISOs are increasingly put on notice to incorporate mobile into their security plans or risk irrelevance. Over the past several months, numerous surveys and studies have done a good job offering up some statistical proof points about the scope of the mobile security dilemma. We've broken down some of the most salient stats for our readers.

Mobile Fraud Estimates
Mobile fraud is on the rise, and as enterprises struggle to meet the challenges, the costs keep piling up. According to a research report by J. Gold Associates created on behalf of RSA and TeleSign, 63 percent of enterprises say they've experienced a 5 percent loss in revenue or greater due to mobile fraud. 
Source: TeleSign

Mobile Fraud Estimates

Mobile fraud is on the rise, and as enterprises struggle to meet the challenges, the costs keep piling up. According to a research report by J. Gold Associates created on behalf of RSA and TeleSign, 63 percent of enterprises say they've experienced a 5 percent loss in revenue or greater due to mobile fraud.

Source: TeleSign

 

Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. She has focused on information security for the better part of a decade and regularly writes about the security industry as a contributor to Dark Reading.  View Full Bio

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flexcapacitr
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flexcapacitr,
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3/12/2015 | 4:40:47 PM
Re: Gating apps
True to a point.  Android is the primary target because its the largest & higher chance of success...smaller pool iphone lesser statistical chance of success.  If your designing malware which would you attack? this was mentioned at BHat 2012. These TOE evals will change based upon the obvious user base and easily exploitable CVE's.
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3/10/2015 | 4:58:08 AM
Android Malware report
The National CyberSecurity Institute of Spain (INCIBE) has released a complete report of the current situation of the malware in Android devices. https://www.incibe.es/CERT_en/publications/Studies/android_malware_situation_en
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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3/7/2015 | 11:32:04 PM
Gating apps
Even though iOS has technically has had more vulnerabilities of late, 96% of mobile malware targets Android -- because it's so darn easy through the unregulated, ungated Google app store!  (On iOS, hackers have to resort to SMS and email phishing.)

If Google refuses to gate its apps, I think it's high time for the enterprise to finally put Android to bed.
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