Infographic: Why mobile security matters

Infographic: Why mobile security matters
Based on some pretty interesting facts about mobile in general, this infographic is even more relevant. The smartphone segment has brought accessibility to millions around the world, at work and at home. Naturally, all the data in those devices, wirelessly accessible, becomes a gold mine for those with nefarious motives to exploit.

On the work front, smartphones are a huge contributor to productivity. At home, they provide meaningful and useful (and sometimes redundant) ways to stay in touch with friends and family. The more of these devices we buy, the bigger the opportunity is for criminals, because there are so many ways to get the data.  We might lose a device, or its is stolen, we might download a bad application, or soon brush against an NFC tag or visit a bad web-page.  The possibilities are so diverse compared to a PC or server farm hardwired to the internet. 

With the tremendous growth of the smartphone market not expected to slow down anytime soon, people and organizations must be vigilant in guarding against breaches of their data and/or personal information. Even as organized hackers work on ways to score the high-value breach, they are working on high-volume, low-risk attacks against weaker targets as well.

In addition to some tips about securing mobile devices, the infographic has some interesting facts from 2011 in there as well, such as 855 breaches resulted in the theft of 174 million records.

sources: Veracode via Mashable, Verizon

Infographic: Why mobile security matters

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10 Comments

1. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

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2. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Really nice.

3. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

Super duper nice

4. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Extremly nice

5. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

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6. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Lmao. That was funny.

7. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

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8. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

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9. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

GREAT! NOW IM GONNA BE PARANOID EVERYTIME I STORE INFORMATION ON MY DEVICE.THANXALOT.

10. hardiitom

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

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