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Mobile Devices: The Next Frontier For Hackers

 Friday, August 24, 2018

 Risk Management

For enterprise security teams, mobile has quickly become a top trouble spot. Employees use mobile apps every day to do their work and interact with enterprise data. But many of those apps also provide access for hackers. How widespread is the threat? Just look at the statistics: A remarkable 87% of companies now expect their employees to use personal devices to do their work, which is largely accomplished through apps. Appthority estimates that almost 80% of apps collect personally identifiable information (PII) and store and transmit data insecurely. As a result, it is not surprising that 94% of IT professionals expect mobile security attacks to become more frequent, while 79% report increased difficulty in securing devices.