Mobile Security Report 2021

April 16, 2021

The sudden and swift transition of the global workforce to the home, as spurred on by the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, has forced organizations worldwide to make significant changes to their infrastructures so their employees can be productive and comfortable as they work almost exclusively from home.

And this move to remote work will not go away any time soon, even after the mass distribution of a vaccine. According to a new forecast by IDC, the US mobile worker population will continue grow at a steady rate over the next four years, increasing from 78.5 million mobile workers in 2020 to 93.5 million in 2024. Furthermore, by the end of the forecast period, IDC projects that mobile workers will account for nearly 60% of the total US workforce.

In this new paradigm, the mobile device is used more than ever to access corporate systems, both for routine as well as for critical tasks. This has greatly extended the attack surface and made the mobile device more susceptible than ever to cyber threats, such as phishing scams, malicious apps, man-in-the-middle attacks, rootkit, and more.

Indeed, Check Point researchers have been observing a continuous rise in the number of attacks and data breaches that are coming in through the mobile endpoint. As such, it has become all too clear that the new normal means more numerous and more sophisticated mobile security threats, making robust mobile security a key business imperative.

To help organizations understand where the potential vulnerabilities are, how they are being exploited by threat actors, and how to protect against attacks, Check Point presents this Mobile Security Report.

In this paper we provide insights into the mobile threat landscape that dominated in 2020, including the attacks and campaigns, as well as why enterprise-grade mobile security is the only way to reduce the attack surface and stay ahead of cybercriminals as we move ahead in the new normal.

Neatsun Ziv
Vice President of Threat Prevention
Check Point Software Technologies

Price: FREE

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Check Point
Check Point is a multinational provider of software and combined hardware and software products for IT security, including network security, endpoint security, cloud security, mobile security, data security and security management.


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