- Educate Employees about Application Security: Educate employees about the dangers of downloading third-party applications and the potential dangers that can result from weak device permissioning.
- Protect BYOD devices: Apply enterprise mobility management capabilities to enable employees to use their own devices while maintaining organisational security.
- Permit Employees to download from Authorised App Stores Only: Allow employees to download applications solely from authorised application stores, such as Google Play, the Apple App Store and your organisation’s app store, if applicable.
- Act Quickly when a Device is Compromised: Set automated policies on SmartPhones and tablets that take automatic action if a device is found compromised or malicious apps are discovered. This approach protects your organisation’s data while the issue is remediated.
Thursday, 27 October 2016
How to Protect Against Mobile Malware
IBM Security recently released a white paper on the mobile malware threat, which included general guidance on managing the mobile threat and an overview of IBM’s MaaS360 Mobile Threat Management tool, I thought it was good advice and well worth sharing.
According to Arxan Technologies. 97% and 87%t of the top paid Android and iOS apps, respectively, have been hacked and posted to third-party app stores.
Mobile Security Guidance (by IBM Security)