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Mobile gadgets security called biggest challenge for business: Report

Last Updated: Monday, December 30, 2013 - 09:59

Washington: Smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices are getting hit by highly targeted attacks known as 'advanced persistent threats' which is the biggest challenge for business.

According to a survey of 676 information technology and security professionals, about two-thirds of the respondents said the mobile endpoints used in their organizations had been hit by malware.

Some 40 percent also said these endpoints were the entry point for an APT-style attack aimed at specific individuals to gain access to corporate information.

According to PC World, the Ponemon Institute's survey, titled "2014 State of Endpoint Risk", stated that on average 63 percent of an organization's employees are now using mobile devices.

The respondents perceive "mobile devices such as smartphones" to be the greatest potential security risk in the IT environment.

First Published: Monday, December 30, 2013 - 09:59
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