Business today takes place on a mobile device. Employees use them to check email, download and share files, and much more. And probably most importantly, mobile devices play a key role in connecting with customers and delivering engaging experiences.
Despite all their benefits, mobile devices make tempting targets for cybercriminals. In fact, our mobile-security research over the past three years shows a 41% increase* in the number of mobile-related compromises. It’s no wonder that tightening security remains a top concern for business leaders across virtually every industry.
Let’s take a quick look at five top threats you and your peers should be worried about:
Social engineering attacks
A social engineering attack may appear as an email from a co-worker or even a message built to look like an official company announcement that prompts you to take a specific action—one that ends with the attacker obtaining your login credentials.
To protect your business against such tactics, prepare employees by holding regular training sessions to teach them what to look for and the steps to take to help prevent being victimized. Also, a good rule of thumb for your organization as a whole is to use multifactor authentication. Doing so will give you an extra line of defense against a possible breach.