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Mobile is ‘critical’, but security breaches are on the rise: Verizon report

Remote work/remote access means a larger attack surface -- and the inability to "disconnect" from work may be a factor With the rise of remote and hybrid work, companies are more reliant than ever on mobile devices, and those devices are, increasingly, the main route...

Study: Lack of visibility for mobile devices, networks boosts enterprise security risks

A "significant lack of visibility into devices and networks" puts enterprises at risk, according to a new study. The research, commissioned by NetMotion Software and conducted by Enterprise Mobility Exchange, found that almost half of mobile workers spend most of their time on non-corporate...

Mobile security concerns include IoT, ‘cryptojacking’

A new report from Allot Communications details the impacts when a mobile phone's processing power is hijacked for crypto currency mining, while other security researchers found vulnerabilities in diameter signaling that put mobile networks at risk. Allot, in its Telco Security Trends report for the...

Allot: Mobile security offerings boost customer satisfaction

Mobile customers are increasingly worried about the security of their devices, and operators which cater to them with a network-based mobile security solution have higher customer satisfaction, according to a new report from Allot Communications. But the strategy on how security is positioned --...

Four predictions for mobile holiday shopping

Black Friday is fast approaching, and mobile holiday shopping is expected to continue its growth as users hunker down with their smartphones and tablets to make holiday purchases in addition to -- or instead of -- visits to retail stores. Here are four predictions for...

Verizon DBIR: IoT security concerns are top-of-mind

"Much of what is already out there is unsecured" Hacking and malware remain the primary vectors for cybersecurity attacks, according to the new Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, and internet of things security is increasingly top-of-mind in the wake of a number of high-profile breaches late...

Allot: Users aware of mobile malware threats, but slow to adopt protections

Mobile users are aware of online threats and a significant number have experienced a mobile malware attack in the past 12 months, according to a new survey by Allot Communications. Allot found that 68% of surveyed mobile users are aware of malware and within that 68%,...

2017 Predictions: 10 Cybersecurity challenges from IoT, DDoS, autos and more

Cybersecurity is set to become more challenging in 2017, with IoT, DDoS, predictive analytics and automobiles just some of the segments. Editor’s Note: With 2017 virtually upon us, RCR Wireless News has gathered predictions from across the mobile telecommunications space on what...

Reality Check: The evolution of biometrics for mobile devices

The use of biometrics for security by the mobile industry is growing, but partnerships are key to ensure continued development and deployment. In today’s digital world, we rely on our mobile devices to save copious amounts of personal information. With the emergence of...

2017 Predictions: Mobile security – 2016 and beyond

Mobile security does have a leg up on its desktop counterpart, though greater cooperation is needed. Editor’s Note: With 2017 virtually upon us, RCR Wireless News has gathered predictions from leading industry analysts and executives on what they expect to see in...

Reader Forum: Is love of sports increasing mobile subscribers’ risks of malware attacks?

Mobile operators should look to sports fans as a way to educate them on potential security threats and the opportunity to sell new services. Mobile has changed the way people experience sporting events as fans shift to the digital arena to...

Reader Forum: For CSPs IoT, NFV and SDN is era of growing opportunity and risks

As the telecommunications space evolves to serve new segments like IoT and use new technologies like NFV and SDN, security remains a critical challenge This is a time of great opportunity for communications service providers. Demand for all sorts of cloud-based services is on the...

Reader Forum: 3 tips to prepare for the Rio ‘data’ Olympics

Baidu provides 3 tips for operators looking to support a surge in data connected with the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil With spectators streaming the events worldwide, athletes posting pregame rituals on social media and fans taking selfies in the stands, smartphone activity...

Reader Forum: 5 common mobile security vulnerabilities

Kony lays out the 5 most common mobile security vulnerabilities and ways mobile application developers can surmount those issues With the increasing adoption of mobile application development among both small and large organizations, security is a top concern – but are businesses focusing on the...

Apple vs. FBI heats up ahead of March 22 court date

Much broader questions about security and privacy at stake, Apple argues; Woz weighs in Apple and the FBI, engaged in an increasingly heated legal exchange over an alleged terrorist’s iPhone that has also sparked a national discussion about digital security, are set to meet in...

Reader Forum: How to control data access on mobile devices

Graphite Software looks at ways to control data access on mobile devices for children Poor, beleaguered parents these days. Not only do they have to wage daily battles with their kids about too much “screen time” at home, they have to track the security, privacy...

Ransomware hits Apple; researchers warn of greater impacts

Ransomware, or malware designed to lock or encrypt files in order to extort payment from the victim, is expected to play a major role in cybersecurity this year, according to a new report from the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology. Ransomware attacks spread through a number of...

Kagan: Who knew iPhone was so secure?

Suddenly we are interested in security. Let me ask you a question: who has the most secure wireless phone? The vast majority would say BlackBerry. However, the current FBI vs. Apple case is changing everything we know about security. As a wireless analyst, I...

Lack of awareness drives growth of malware attacks on smartphones

BARCELONA, Spain – Smartphones users haven’t realized yet the importance of protecting their mobile devices from hacker attacks, viruses and malware. In a video interview with RCR Wireless News, Gagan Singh, president for Avast's mobile division, noted that despite a growth in attacks on...

U.S. intelligence chief: IoT could be used to spy

James Clapper said smart devices associated with Internet of Things pose security risk In testimony to the Senate this week, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper highlighted the security risks posed by the emerging Internet of Things (IoT). Clapper spoke on Tuesday to the Senate Armed...

Analytics for mobile security: tools and tips

When it comes to security, mobile devices pose a unique set of challenges. With the number of connected devices growing exponentially, the battle to protect information becomes more complex than ever. As capabilities of smart devices increase, so too does the number of ways...

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