Malware within large organizations and business enterprises has been the focus of a recent report.
For the purpose of this report, a large organization is classified as one that uses more than 200 Android or iOS devices. The report concluded that out of the roughly 200 devices, at least one of the devices would have a malware infection.
Skycure, a company that specializes in defense from mobile threats, conducted this report and discovered that across all mobile devices (both individually and enterprise managed), nearly 4% of them have some kind of malware.
Moreover, further details show the breakdown of malware infections amongst the two operating systems. In terms of enterprise devices, 3% of iOS and 5.7% of Android devices are infected. The greater number of Android infected devices is due to Android devices being susceptible to more kinds of malware than iOS devices are. Around 76% of Android malware is unique versus 22% of iOS malware.
Also, according to the study, it’s likely that enterprises have at least some unique malware infections in their systems. Additionally, there are increases in infections involving ransomware, specifically screen-lock ransomware (the most prevalent) and crypto-ransomware (malware in which if a user manages to access any files, the information is not recoverable).
According to Skycure CTO Yair Amit, “Malware absolutely exists on enterprise mobile devices, and standardizing on iOS doesn’t make you safe.”
As previous information states, Android devices are more susceptible to malware than their iOS counterparts. Some suggest that this is due to enterprise Android devices allowing users to download apps from third-party stores even if the enterprise system has turned the feature off. For safety purposes, third-party app stores should not be used because there is a greater chance of downloading malware.
Protecting an enterprise’s secure information is vital for a successful business. In order to keep your information safe, it’s important to know the best ways to do so. Contact Innovative Architects today and one of our enterprise mobility consultants can help you accomplish this goal.