The Rise of Mobile Malware

2011 is witnessing an explosion of new threats targeting mobile devices. Data and ID theft, SMS fraud, rogue apps and covert espionage are infecting smartphones at an unprecedented rate. Malware such as Trojans, worms, spyware and spam are spreading across mobile platforms, already highly capable of stealing data, corrupting functions and usurping control. 

Visiongain research shows that the number of mobile malware more than doubled in 2011 from 2010 with over 200 new variants in the first half of 2011 alone, out of a total of 800 since 2003.

Securing the Mobile Ecosystem

Cybercriminals are actively exploiting the popularity of smartphones and tablets because of low user awareness of the risks, and lax security enforcement within organisations. This real and growing mobile threat is already a critical issue for the business segment and which CEOs must addressed now. 

By 2016, visiongain expects that almost every employee will have a smartphone that supports e-mail, can access the internet and install a variety of applications. Organisations have to learn to support complex and varied mobile operating systems and efficiently manage the security of all these platforms if they want to leverage the productivity benefits of smart devices.

A Growing Mobile Security Market

Security concerns are driving a fairly new market in mobile protection. The mobile security market is still in its infancy however. The fragmented nature of the mobile OS landscape has allowed for a number of varied companies to offer different mobile security solutions. Most of the leading IT software security specialists have expanded their suite of PC solutions to include mobile devices. 

In parallel, a number of smaller security experts specialising in mobile devices have appeared and their niche area of expertise have been on par with many established IT software security leaders. There is a small but fast-growing market specialising in mobile security which will gain momentum with the rapid adoption of smart devices and mobile internet in the face of a growing cybercriminal menace. Visiongain expects the mobile security market to reach $3.95 billion in global revenues by 2016.

What is Unique about this Report?

The mobile security market is fast growing because protecting mobile devices is rapidly becoming a top priority for both organisations. There are increasing opportunities for monetisation for vendors and security specialists. This report provides extensive insight into the rapidly developing world of mobile malware and the latest technological tools to counter mobile threats.

The report includes exclusive interviews with leading security experts from McAfee, AVG, Panda Security, Lookout, SmrtGuard, Mobile Security Labs, BullGuard, Telefónica and Vodafone, about the state of mobile malware and security.

The report details solutions by security software specialists, MNOs, OEMs, OTT providers and MDM vendors for mobile device and data protection for the individual, SMBs and large organisations. It offers recommendations on how to best counter threats and ensure maximum mobile protection. 

Don't miss out on a chance to anticipate the growing threat menace and efficiently protect endpoints in your organisation by buying Mobile Device Security 2011-2016 now. 

Who needs to read this report?

• SMBs & Large Organisations
• Chief Information Officers / Chief Technology Officers
• Security Software Specialists
• Original Equipment Manufacturers
• Mobile Network Operators
• Over The Top Service Providers
• Mobile Device Management Vendors

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Table Of Contents

Table of Contents

Executive Summary
E.1 The Mobile Revolution
E.2 A New Ecosystem Breeds New Threats
E.3 Countering Mobile Threats
E.4 A Growing Mobile Security Market
E.5 Findings of the Report

Chapter 1: The Changing Security Landscape
1.1 A Technological Evolution
1.2 The Growth of Mobile Devices
1.3 The Rise of the Mobile Worker
1.4 Paradigm Shift in Enterprise
1.5 The Advance of Mobile Malware
1.6 Adapting Security to a New Environment
1.7 The Aim and Scope of the Report
1.8 Questions Answered by the Report
1.9 Structure of the Report
1.10 Methodology

Chapter 2: Security Concerns in the Mobile Ecosystem
2.1 The Cost of Data Breach
2.2 Unauthorised Access and Collection of Data
2.2.1 Targeting Location Based Data
2.2.2 Access through Web Apps
2.3 Poor End-User Awareness
2.4 Enterprise Trends in Mobile Security
2.5 The Digital Black Market 
2.6 Cybercrime Targeting Finance Intensive Industries
2.6.1 Financial Institutions
2.6.2 Industrial and Political Espionage
2.6.3 Mobile Payments
2.6.3.1 SMS/USSD Based Transactional Payments
2.6.3.2 Direct Mobile Billing
2.6.3.3 WAP Payments
2.6.3.4 Contactless NFC
2.6.3.5 Securing Mobile Payments
2.7 Are Convergence and Interoperability Risk Factors?
2.8 Open-Source: A Double Edged Sword? 
2.9 Current Awareness: The UK Phone Hacking Scandal

Chapter 3: Mobile Malware: A threat to Mainstream Industries
3.1 Mobile Malware Evolution 
3.1.1 Trojans
3.1.2 Worms
3.1.3 Spyware
3.1.4 Spam
3.2 The Mobile Threat Expansion by Platform 
3.2.1 Android
3.2.2 Symbian
3.2.3 iOS
3.2.4 BlackBerry
3.2.5 Windows Mobile
3.3 What are the Malware Vectors for Mobile?
3.3.1 SMS and MMS
3.3.2 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
3.3.3 Apps and Downloads
3.3.4 SD and Multimedia Cards
3.4 Digital Fraud through Social Engineering

Chapter 4: An Emerging Market for Mobile Security Services
4.1 Limiting the Spread of Mobile Malware
4.1.1 Device Security
4.1.2 Data Security
4.1.3 Network Security
4.2 Encryption and Certificates
4.2.1 Code Signing Certificates
4.2.2 Two-Factor Authentication
4.3 Anti-Virus Software 
4.4 Firewalls and Filtering
4.5 Mobile VPN
4.6 Mobile Device Management
4.7 Identity Management
4.8 Biometrics
4.9 Drivers for a Specialised Mobile Security Market
4.9.1 Enterprise Security
4.9.2 Protecting Data and User ID
4.10 Mobile Security Markets Forecast 
4.10.1 Asian, Latin American, African and Middle Eastern Markets
4.10.2 Developed Markets
4.10.3 Mobile Security Software Market by Users
4.11 Mobile Client Software Market
4.12 Mobile Device Management in Enterprise
4.13 Security as a Service
4.14 Global Network Security Market

Chapter 5: Shaping the Mobile Security Landscape
5.1 How are OEMs and OTT Providers Addressing Mobile Security Issues?
5.1.1 RIM BlackBerry OS
5.1.1.1 BlackBerry Enterprise Solution
5.1.1.2 BlackBerry Mobile Data System Services
5.1.1.3 BlackBerry Internet Service
5.1.2 Microsoft Windows Phone
5.1.2.1 Sandbox
5.1.2.2 Application Deployment
5.1.2.3 Application Development
5.1.2.4 Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) Security-Related Policies
5.1.2.5 Data Protection Considerations
5.1.2.6 Nokia 
5.1.3 Apple iOS
5.1.4 Hewlett Packard (HP) WebOS
5.1.5 Google Android
5.1.6 Analysis of Mobile OS Based on Security Features
5.2 The Role of Network Operators 
5.2.1 Telefónica
5.2.1.1 Expert Opinion
5.2.2 Vodafone
5.2.3 Orange 
5.3 Security Software Specialists
5.3.1 Symantec
5.3.2 Trend Micro
5.3.3 McAfee
5.3.3.1 Expert Opinion
5.3.4 Kaspersky Labs
5.3.5 AVG Expert Opinion
5.3.5.1 Mobile Threats
5.3.5.2 The Evolution of Mobile Malware
5.3.5.3 How Dangerous is the Open-Source Model?
5.3.5.4 Future Developments in Mobile Malware
5.3.5.5 AVG Product Overview
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