Top Threats to Mobile Computing

cloudsecurityalliance.pngThe Cloud Security Alliance and Ping Identity have an interesting new report on the Top Threats to Mobile Computing (free registration required). The report is based on the views of respondents who were comprising 80% "experts in the field of information security", including security admins, consultants and cloud architects.

While the report goes into a lot more detail, the top eight threats are…

  • Data loss from lost, stolen or decommissioned devices
  • Information stealing mobile malware
  • Data loss and leakage through poorly written third-party apps
  • Unsecured WiFi, network access and rogue access points
  • Unsecured or rogue marketplaces
  • Insufficient management tools, capabilities and access to APIs
  • NFC and proximity hacking

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