Mobility, IoT Boost Enterprise Security Risks

By Gina Roos

Businesses continue to face security threats that are expected to keep growing with the increased adoption of mobile devices and highly connected devices in the workplace. A new report from security solutions provider Quick Heal Technologies looks into the threats on Android and Windows platforms as well as vulnerabilities related to the Internet of things. Quick Heal's third-quarter report finds that malicious emails spiked in the latest quarter, with about 36 percent of all emails including a tracking cookie, malicious attachment or malware. "With millions of computers and smartphones connected online around the world, and accessing billions of online Websites and cloud-based services, the potential for malicious software, harmful codes or infectious worms entering these systems is now at never-seen-before levels," the report states. Businesses need to secure endpoints and adopt mobile-device management solutions, said Quick Heal. For channel providers looking to leverage opportunities in security, here are key takeaways from the report that indicate they may need to bolster their security offerings, particularly for managing mobile devices.

This article was originally published on 2015-11-23