It’s possible to ensure mobile security with mobile threat detection. Selecting the best technology and monitoring solution is vital for success.
What is Mobile Security?
According to Tech Target, mobile security is the protection of smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other portable computing devices, and the networks they connect to, from threats and vulnerabilities associated with wireless computing. Mobile security is also known as wireless security. Source.
Mobile security is especially important right now as most of the US is under “Stay at Home” orders because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
According to a recent mobile phishing report, there is an 85% increase annually on the rate at which people are falling for phishing attacks on mobile.
The 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report stated that 94% of all attacks start with email. Be aware that even more users will click on malicious links when they are using their mobile devices.
Find out more about the types of attacks mobile users have seen during this pandemic in our report, “ Defending Your Enterprise While Working from Home. “
Top Mobile Security Threats
Even when we aren’t working from home, we are using our mobile devices to check corporate resources while we are away from the office. Since we live in an always-on, mobile-driven society, it’s important to be aware of the top mobile security threats your organization could face.
According to CSOonline, the top 5 mobile security threats are:
- Data Leakage
- Social engineering
- WIFI Interference
- Out of date devices
- Cryptojacking attacks
So, how do you handle this? We discuss this and much more in our Remote Workers Guide. Written by our CTO, he describes how we are protecting our mobile workers during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Mobile Security Needs More Than AntiVirus
According to SentinelOne, there are 5 common cyber threats that can bypass antivirus. Those threats are:
- ADVANCED THREATS Today, adversaries have access to nation grade hacking tools. To face such capabilities, your team needs to include a technology that was built to do so, unlike legacy AV that is relying on prior knowledge to sign and detect new malware.
- POLYMORPHIC MALWARE Attackers can easily defeat signature-based AV tools that rely on checking a file’s hash against a known database of malware hashes.
- MALICIOUS DOCUMENTS Sometimes a maliciously-formatted document is used to exploit vulnerabilities in the opening application to achieve code execution, and legacy AV cannot detect such by reputation.
- FILELESS MALWARE In the last few years attackers have realized that traditional AV solutions have a gaping blindspot: malicious processes can be executed in-memory without dropping telltale files for AV scanners to find.
- ENCRYPTED TRAFFIC Malicious actors can hide their activities from inspection by ensuring, just like regular websites, that traffic between the victim and the attacker’s command-and-control (C2) server is protected by end-to-end encryption.
Cybriant responds to that need by offering Managed Detection and Remediation (MDR). The technology behind MDR utilizes AI and computer learning for threat detection. Plus, our team monitors your devices for malware attacks around the clock. We are able to stop any malware before it is able to execute.
SentinelOne — “Visionary” in Gartner Magic Quadrant
Gartner released its Magic Quadrant report for endpoint protection platforms back in August 2019. We were pleased to see SentinelOne listed as a Visionary in their report. Cybriant partners with SentinelOne to provide our clients with the best next-generation antivirus to our clients through our MDR service.
According to Gartner, SentinelOne protection and detection logic reside on the endpoint agent, and the focus of the solution is on providing actionable insight without requiring manual analysis. SentinelOne was one of the first vendors to offer a ransomware protection warranty based on its behavioral detection and file journaling features.
Wait, a Warranty?
That’s right, SentinelOne offers a warranty so you have guaranteed protection against ransomware. Read the legal document here.
No resources to monitor mobile security? Consider Managed Mobile Threat Detection
While EPP is a powerful tool that addresses the need for continuous monitoring and response to advanced threats, this tool is often difficult to deploy, manage, and monitor particularly at scale in large to mid-sized organizations.
With MDR, you have a team of endpoint security experts not only utilizing next-generation tools on your behalf, but they are also feeding back information to your organization on how to respond to alerts. Cybriant’s security team brings together endpoint analysts, incident responders, forensics experts, and security engineers. They understand what normal endpoint activity should look like, when a more thorough investigation is required when to raise the alarm, and how to respond.