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August 4, 2022

Top Mobile Security Trends 2022

Cybersecurity and, specifically, mobile security is one of the issues that most concern us today. We are becoming more and more dependent on our phones, both to communicate and to do work-related tasks.

It has become so commonplace in our daily lives that it is crucial to be aware of the mobile security trends that will accompany us during 2022 to stay protected. We list them all below!

Mobile Security

Currently, many companies integrate their corporate processes with their own mobile platforms and apps thanks to their benefits such as profitability, better communication, or proximity to the consumer. However, they must be protected against possible attacks.

According to a Check Point study, in 2020, 46% of organizations in the United States had at least one employee who downloaded a malicious mobile app that threatened the organization’s networks and data. This is a matter of great concern, as cybercriminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated and creative through email phishing, targeted phishing, scareware, smishing, etc.

In fact, in 2021, most enterprises suffered a mobile malware attack, posing a major cyber threat. This is why it is so important to have a robust mobile security strategy for enterprises.

State of Mobile Security

Trend Micro Incorporated also produced a report titled “The New Norm: Trend Micro Security Predictions for 2022”, which discusses the state of mobile security.

Highlights include the following points:

  • An increasing number of threats when using DevOps and cloud systems.
  • Active use of third-party software facilitates cyber-attacks due to the careless use of open-source tools.
  • Remote work is a threat to the corporate network due to the low security of its wifi network.
  • Access to corporate data through SQL injection attacks, deserialization errors, and cross-site scripting.
  • Change in active cell phone users.
  • Attempted securitization of devices through new technologies.

Mobile Security Trends 2022

Adaptive mobile security

It refers to an integrated approach to responding to mobile threats where a continuous process based on the prediction and prevention of cyber threats is proposed. It is continuously alert and prepared for new vulnerabilities in mobile apps that may appear.

Man-in-the-Middle attack prevention

Mobile devices are highly vulnerable to MitM attacks, which involve eavesdropping and eavesdropping on network traffic. Therefore, one focus will be on creating security solutions that help detect and block these attacks.

More Cybersecurity professionals

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, information security analysts are expected to increase by 33% over the next few years. This is another wave of growth in the face of increasingly worrying forecasts in this sector.

International Protocols

Creating or implementing international cybersecurity standards and protocols will be crucial to preventing these threats and lay the groundwork for knowing how to deal with an active or ongoing attack.

AI against attacks

Artificial intelligence will be very important in detecting threats and preventing attacks from being launched. Given the increasing complexity of cyber threats that require solutions beyond human intelligence, the use of Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and other AI approaches have become critical components to accurately detect future dangers and provide quick and appropriate responses.

Policies for employees

Also, at the local level, companies will develop policies around using mobile devices by their employees to protect and separate personal data from professional data.

More approaches such as containerization, which uses a mobile desktop approach that keeps employee and employer data separate when using personal devices, will be considered.

Authentication tools

It will be a fundamental tool in any company’s mobile security strategy.

We already find applications for this purpose, such as Microsoft Authenticator for passwordless multifactor authentication, Google Authenticator, LastPass Authenticator, etc.

 

The increased adoption of mobile devices by enterprises has led to a very beneficial situation for cybercriminals. This is why it is so important for organizations to be proactive in addressing issues and have the tools at hand to combat attacks.

At Plain Concepts, we help you develop a strategy that protects your assets and employees. In fact, our experience has led us to be Microsoft Security Partner of the Year 2022. Want to know more?

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Elena Canorea
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Elena Canorea
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