Clearly, the steep rise in the number of phishing attacks now happening outside email is due to the increasing popularity of apps as a communication tool. But while many organisations have filtering in place to block email-based attacks, far fewer have protection in place for other entry points.
Phishing in the media
Major breaches caused by malware are being reported at an alarming rate. For instance, there was last month’s WhatsApp breach, which we covered in our previous blog.
More recently, Lookout discovered ‘BeiTaAd’. This well-obfuscated plugin was found in 238 unique applications in Google Play. BeiTaAd forcibly displays ads on the user’s lock screen so mobile devices become almost unusable.
Mobile threat defence isn’t an option – it’s a must-have
With an ever-increasing number of threats on iOS apps, new networks such as 5G being introduced, and gig economy workers using multiple devices, the time for threat prevention is now.
Safeguarding your mobile workforce is essential. Things like password-less authentication are no longer futuristic concepts. They’re important threat prevention measures that your organisation must implement today.
Multiple deployment needs add complexity
Most organisations have multiple deployment needs. This adds further complexity when it comes to threat defence. You may have multiple enterprise mobility management (EMM) and mobile application management strategies to deliver. In addition, your employees may be using their own devices.
Lookout post-perimeter security
The good news is, Lookout’s app analysis technology can help you to protect your mobile workforce from phishing attacks. This innovative solution is powered by intelligence from over 40 million iOS and Android apps.
Appurity can help you to deploy Lookout as part of a secure mobile infrastructure. It’s all about helping your organisation to gain visibility into the entire spectrum of mobile risk and applying policies to measurably reduce that risk.