While security threats are on the rise, the 2015 Verizon Data Breach Report found that mobile security is one area of clear opportunity for solution providers looking to get ahead of attackers on security threats.
Of the tens of millions of mobile devices on the Verizon Wireless network, only 0.03 percent were infected each week in 2014 by “higher grade” malicious code, the report found. The rest of the hundreds of thousands of malware infections were “low grade,” mostly made up of advertisements, the report said. Most of the malware infections, overall, were on Android devices, upward of 96 percent.
“When you think about that, that’s a blip. That’s virtually nothing,” Bob Rudis, managing principal, security and DBIR lead author, said on a press call about the report.