The COVID-19 pandemic saw the mobile attack surface expand dramatically: report

Published: Tuesday, 20 April 2021 08:50

Check Point has published its 2021 Mobile Security Report. The report examines the latest emerging threats targeting enterprise mobile devices, and gives a comprehensive overview of the major trends in mobile malware, device vulnerabilities, and in nation-state cyber attacks. It also shows how organizations can protect themselves against today’s and tomorrow’s complex mobile threats and how these threats are likely to be evolving.

The move to mass remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic saw the mobile attack surface expand dramatically, resulting in 97 percent of organizations facing mobile threats from several attack vectors.  With 60 percent of workers forecast to be mobile by 2024, mobile security needs to be a priority for all organizations says the report.

Other key findings of the report include:

Check Point’s 2021 Mobile Security Report is based on data that was collected from January 1st, 2020 through to December 31st, 2020, from 1,800 organizations that use Check Point Harmony Mobile. It also draws on data from Check Point’s ThreatCloud intelligence, from Check Point Research´s investigations over the last 12 months, and on recent survey reports from external organizations.

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