When considering cybersecurity, it can be easy to overlook the computers that so many of us typically carry with us every day: our smartphones. However, as attacks to mobile devices have risen considerably in the recent past, it is important to recognize the severity of these attacks, as well as how to avoid them.
It only makes sense that cybercriminals would turn their focus to mobile devices. After all, as mobile devices have become more capable, they have become more valuable as targets… and since one doesn’t often think about a mobile device as a vulnerability, it really seems to be a no-brainer that those less scrupulous would be actively targeting them more.
According to research compiled by Kaspersky Lab, malicious mobile software was used in attacks 66.4 million times in 2017. In just a year, that number jumped up to 116.5 million attacks, affecting almost 10 million users. Even more disconcerting, there were fewer malware files used… meaning that mobile malware has become better at what it does.
Keeping your mobile device secure against malware will require you to adopt a few habits.
Protecting your IT will require a comprehensive approach. Strata Information Technology can help you with that. Reach out to us at 888.678.7282 to learn more about securing your business’ assets.
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