Apple’s newly announced iOS 9 comes with updated security features such as a revamped app sideloading process and improved two-factor authentication, both meant to keep users and their devices better protected from malware and compromise.
A new Android screening-locking malware targeting mainly users in the United States has been discovered by ESET researchers, who say this is the first ransomware to change a smartphone’s PIN security code.
Google launched Mobile Application Management (MAM) for iOS devices, a solution to help Google Apps administrators recommend and manage applications that employees should install and use on their managed iOS devices in the workplace.
According to Veracode, on average, multiple gambling apps are installed in an enterprise environment, and many of these programs are plagued by critical vulnerabilities that can result in privacy breaches and enterprise data theft.
Applying a zero trust model to mobile and the right security controls at the app level could align productivity and security. But the bottom line is that it’s no longer about the device; it’s about the applications.
While mobile security remains at the top of every CISO’s priority list this year, enterprises have quickly begun to realize that mobile device management (MDM) and enterprise mobility management (EMM) are not enough to keep data safe.
At the end of the day, the kill switch will not only decrease the amount of people mugged for their phones because there is little net value in the device itself, but it will also provide individuals with the means to wipe the device of personal information.