This week, former Cigna CISO Craig Shumard (who is also a consultant for Lookout) published an article in CSO explaining what the mobile threat landscape really looks like in reaction to a number of reports suggesting that mobile malware is no problem.
His biggest takeaway? Where the market for mobile malware is still maturing, the overall mobile device is not a perfectly secure piece of technology to be put in a drawer and worried about later.
We’ve received a number of queries regarding these reports, and we believe Craig’s article is a great explanation of the mobile threat landscape.
Shumard writes, “The [Verizon] report clearly highlights that malware infections are low, but it also shows two issues with direct impact to consumers and enterprises alike: vulnerabilities and data leakage.”
Read the article in full here.