Mobile Malware in the Enterprise

Contributed by Stephen Garrett Allen

In today's enterprise bring your own device or BYOD is prevalent and mobile malware is maturing out of its infancy stage. To combat these threats we can align the business with best practices and standards by using current strategies in diagnosing and defending against malware on personal computers. There are many mobile devices but I will discuss IPhone and Android in this paper to narrow the topic. Staying on top of new advanced threats and helping your employees secure their personal mobile device in their everyday life will ensure the device is protected when connecting to your enterprise network. I will discuss the three types of mobile malware PUS, ransomware, and information leakage. By providing your employees with Security Training Awareness you can help reduce potential threats brought into the company. I will discuss topics to cover while training your employees and what methods are being used now. Staying up to date on the latest news and part of mobile security community are going to be another great way to stay informed.

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