IT managers spend many sleepless nights worrying about the security risks being introduced by employees who bring their own devices. And a new report from F-Secure showing a marked rise in Android malware is not going to help them sleep any better.
LAS VEGAS--BYOD presents enterprises with a number of security and privacy challenges that must be addressed, Gib Sorebo, chief cybersecurity technologist at research firm SAIC, told an audience here at Interop on Thursday. Sorebo related that nearly two-thirds of organizations do not enforce encryption policies, which opens up corporate data to risk of unauthorized disclosure.
The majority of enterprises have reported at least one mobile security incident within the past 12 months, according to a survey conducted by security firm Symantec.
Thousands of computers running anti-malware software from Malwarebytes were inadvertently disabled by a faulty security definitions update early this week.
Researchers from security vendor FireEye have discovered a new malware that utilizes multiple techniques to evade detection.
Hackers are inserting spyphone malware into mobile devices and bypassing mobile device management security measures, researchers from Lacoon Security warned last Thursday at the BlackHat security conference in Amsterdam.
The profile of a new type of malware maker may not be what you expected. According to a new report released by security vendor AVG, children as young as 11 years old have been accused of writing malware. These are unlikely to be zero-day exploits or sophisticated rootkits, but rather Trojan software for the sole purpose of stealing passwords or other sensitive data.
Roughly one million malicious or high-risk Android apps are expected to be introduced into the enterprise this year, according to an Infonetics Research's mobile security report, which was based on a survey of decision makers at 103 medium and large enterprises in North America.
So why did the anti-virus software from one of the top security vendors in the world fail to detect the threats?
Two power plants in the United States were infected with malware last year, and in both cases it was spread by USB drives, reports Dan Goodin at Ars Technica .