Major Mobile Security Threats of 2019


As businesses are going mobile, data security seems to be a top precedence for most enterprise leaders in 2019. And that’s because securing information at every level has become a priority than just a necessity.

So, Cybersecurity Insiders has outlined a list of major Mobile Security Threats of 2019 which might hinder the growth of firms in their respective industry in the current year.

Data Leakage- As per research conducted by Ponemon, organizations operating around the world are at a 28% risk of suffering a breach within the next 2 years. The research further says that simple education and implementation of best work practices can help guard against cyberattacks of any range.

Phishing- Phishing is a Social Engineering attack where a fraudulent email is sent to company employees and is laced with malicious malware links. And the year 2019 is said to witness a lot of victims affected by this cyber threat. Simply remaining vigilant against such scams by using threat monitoring solutions happens to be the best way to manage against such types of attacks.

Network Security- It’s obvious that a mobile device stays secure only if the network it connects to is guarded against the cyber attacks. Hence, connecting mobile devices like Smartphones and laptops to open networks is a strict ‘no’ these days as it can make hackers snoop into device anytime.

Obsolete software- Any mobile device functioning on an obsolete operating system is prone to hackers. So, CTOs and CIOs should ensure that all their mobile devices are operating with the latest software and are receiving regular security updates.

Cryptojacking- When a malware is fraudulently injected into a computing device, it happens to use the processing power of the device to mine cryptocurrency. And this is what leads to Cryptojacking. So, corporate companies should keep a watch on their employee devices on what is being downloaded in the name of apps.

Spyware- In general, foreign nation governments are on a prowl to snoop into the critical networks of their adversary nations. In most cases, they also take chances to infiltrate corporate networks as data related to R&D, merger and acquisitions and finance might strike gold to them in the dark world. Thus, spyware installed on a company network can prove as the biggest cyber threat to companies in 2019.

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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