Cloud Security Alliance: Data loss from missing mobile devices is the top threat

Cloud Security Alliance: Data loss from missing mobile devices is the top threat

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Mobile Working Group released findings from a survey that calls out the specific security concerns enterprise executives say are the real and looming threats as it relates to mobile device security in the enterprise environment. The report, titled “Top Mobile Threats,” is a result of a survey of more than 200 enterprise participants representing 26 countries around the world.

Here are the top mobile threats:

  1. Data loss from lost, stolen or decommissioned devices
  2. Information-stealing mobile malware
  3. Data loss and data leakage through poorly written third-party applications
  4. Vulnerabilities within devices, OS, design and third-party applications. Insecure Wi-Fi network or rogue access points
  5. Insecure Wi-Fi, network access and rogue access points.
  6. Insecure or rogue marketplaces
  7. Insufficient management tools, capabilities and access to APIs (includes personas).
  8. NFC and proximity-based hacking.

Aside from identifying top threats, respondents also indicated a couple of additional concerns with 64% believing that NFC and proximity-based hacking will happen in 2013. Also 81% believe that insecure Wi-Fi and rogue access points are already happening today…

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