C-Level Executives are vulnerable to mobile-based cyber attacks

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According to a study conducted by MobileIron, C-Level executives are most vulnerable to mobile-based cyber attacks as hackers target them as soft targets to infiltrate a corporate network.

“Trouble at the Top” report compiled by MobileIron has made its analysis based on the response given by over 300 enterprises IT decision makers which includes those from France, Benelux, Germany, UK, and United States and have included the responses of over 50 C-Level executives from developed nations such as UK and US.

The highlight in the findings is the fact that over 68% of executives feel that IT security is invading their privacy as 62% of them feel that the security limitations curb the use of devices and 58% of them finding it extremely difficult to understand.

Therefore, as a result of this kiosks, over 76% of C- Level executives have admitted that they bypassed one or more of their company’s security protocols last year.

What’s concerning in the find is the fact that the IT decision-makers of the companies operating across the world have overwhelmingly stated that C-Suite level employees are proving as the most vulnerable targets to hackers as 71% of them have fallen prey to phishing attacks last year.

MobileIron argues that C-Level executives often evade the multi-factor identification which is designed to protect businesses from data breaches and password steal. And this is what is making them prone to cyber-attacks.

So, all you guys out there which include those whose designations start with “Chief” like CFO, CIO, CTO, CHRO, CMO, COO, and CFO should make a note of the changes taking place in the current cyber landscape and act accordingly which benefits you and the company in a wholesome way.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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