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Just three days after announcing that it would acquire Fireglass, Symantec announced that it would acquire mobile security firm Skycure for an undisclosed sum. [Read More]
A recently discovered Android Trojan can exfiltrate private data from more than 40 applications, Palo Alto Networks security researchers have discovered. [Read More]
Google said that a total of 138 vulnerabilities were addressed in the Android platform with the release of its June 2017 set of security patches. [Read More]
Android file-encrypting ransomware SLocker was recently observed using an interface similar to that of the WannaCry malware that hit Windows systems worldwide last month, TrendMicro security researchers reveal. [Read More]
Cisco fixes several vulnerabilities in its Ultra Services Framework and Elastic Services Controller products [Read More]
The Lenovo VIBE smartphone was found to include vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker with physical access to the device to gain root privileges. [Read More]
WikiLeaks Vault 7: CIA used software named ELSA to track users’ locations via Wi-Fi [Read More]
WikiLeaks releases details on CherryBlossom, a tool used by the CIA to hack wireless routers and access points [Read More]
There are thousands of Android applications containing the label “antivirus,” but a big chunk of them are dangerous programs designed to infect devices of unsuspecting users with malware, RiskIQ warns. [Read More]
Dvmap, a Trojan distributed via Google Play, is the first Android malware that injects malicious code into system runtime libraries [Read More]

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Adam Ely's picture
From what to support to how to ensure the security of mobile apps and data, enterprises are banging their heads against the wall to find a solution to secure mobile.
Adam Ely's picture
We can attempt to predict the future, but without proper security measures in place, data breaches are bound to happen. Unfortunately, it’s not a matter of if a breach will occur, but when.
Adam Ely's picture
When determining how risky an app is, we must consider intentional features within these permissions to determine whether or not they’re a risk to the enterprise.
Adam Ely's picture
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.
Adam Ely's picture
COPE is often an attractive model for organizations concerned about keeping mobile data secure but presents its own set of issues. So how does COPE stack up against BYOD?
Adam Ely's picture
This shift to mobile exposes a major fault that needs to be addressed and security practices must address mobile threats as well.
Marc Solomon's picture
To help cybersecurity professionals cut through the hype and gain a better understanding of what to expect as the Internet of Everything continues to evolve, these top 10 observations might help.
Adam Ely's picture
Yesterday’s device management approach does not work in a BYOD world. The end users are bringing their own devices, so we need to adjust to accommodate this new world order.
Adam Ely's picture
Security teams and lines of business have reached a turning point on BYOD. It’s now become more important than ever for the CISO to figure out how to manage risk without inhibiting users.
Adam Ely's picture
Many of us create our own blind spots through assumption. Until we understand what is occurring on mobile devices, we cannot determine if our controls are effective at managing risk.