‘Cybercriminals Flood Mobile Platforms With Malware and Take Advantage of Poor Security to Cash in on a Vulnerable Smartphone Market’ Says Latest Visiongain Report.

By Visiongain, PRNE
Monday, August 15, 2011

LONDON, August 16, 2011 -


Visiongain’s new management report “Mobile Device Security 2011-2016” examines rapidly growing threats targeting mobile devices such as data and ID theft, SMS fraud, rogue apps and covert espionage. Visiongain research shows that the number of mobile malware more than doubled in 2011 from 2010. Popular PC-related viruses, such as the ZeuS phishing Trojan which steals banking information, have now infected mobile operating systems. Malicious software targeting mobiles is well developed and is already capable of stealing data, corrupting functions and usurping control.

Cybercriminals are actively exploiting the popularity of smartphones and tablets. Low user awareness of the risks, and lax security enforcement within organisations are enabling easy opportunities for illegitimate monetisation. The recent high-profile exposure of Android malware has prompted the rise of a lucrative market for security software and services for mobile devices.  

This potentially huge market has many dynamics of monetization, user and enterprise habits, fierce competition and IT trends dictating its development.  Visiongain expects the mobile security market to reach $3.95 billion in global revenues by 2016. Mobile Device Security 2011 - 2016 investigates the latest mobile threats and examines the most efficient protection mechanisms. The report provides a detailed breakdown of all these facets, including market forecasts for growth and detailed analysis of development prospects for the period 2011-2016.  

Operators and vendors working in mobile markets will learn essential information concerning mobile risks and solutions, key players in the mobile security market, their strategies and business models. The report contains exclusive interviews with leading security experts from McAfee, AVG, Panda Security, Lookout, SmrtGuard, Mobile Security Labs, BullGuard, Telefónica and Vodafone.

Mobile threats are a growing menace and will become as prevalent and as dangerous as for PCs. Visiongain’s report will help readers to understand the risks, safeguard against attacks and protect their devices and data accordingly, be it for SMBs, large organisations, software vendors, handset manufacturers, service providers or mobile network operators.


Table of content:
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 & 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 & Political Espionage
2.6.3 Mobile Payments SMS/USSD Based Transactional Payments Direct Mobile Billing WAP Payments Contactless NFC Securing Mobile Payments
2.7 Are Convergence & 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 & MMS
3.3.2 Wi-Fi & Bluetooth
3.3.3 Apps & Downloads
3.3.4 SD & 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 & Certificates
4.2.1 Code Signing Certificates
4.2.2 Two-Factor Authentication
4.3 Anti-Virus Software
4.4 Firewalls & 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 & User ID
4.10 Mobile Security Markets Forecast
4.10.1 Asian, Latin American, African & 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 & OTT Providers Addressing Mobile Security Issues?
5.1.1 RIM BlackBerry OS BlackBerry Enterprise Solution BlackBerry Mobile Data System Services BlackBerry Internet Service
5.1.2 Microsoft Windows Phone Sandbox Application Deployment Application Development Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) Security-Related Policies Data Protection Considerations 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 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 Expert Opinion
5.3.4 Kaspersky Labs
5.3.5 AVG Expert Opinion Mobile Threats The Evolution of Mobile Malware How Dangerous is the Open-Source Model? Future Developments in Mobile Malware AVG Product Overview
5.3.6 Sophos
5.3.7 Panda Security Expert Opinion Mobile Threats The Evolution of Mobile Malware How Dangerous is the Open-Source Model? Future Developments in Mobile Malware Panda Security Product Overview
5.3.8 BullGuard Expert Opinion Mobile Threats The Evolution of Mobile Malware How Dangerous is the Open-Source Model? Future Developments in Mobile Malware BullGuard Product Overview
5.3.9 F-Secure
5.3.10 Other Vendors
5.4 Mobile Security Specialists
5.4.1 SmrtGuard Expert Opinion
5.4.2 Lookout Expert Opinion
5.4.3 Mobile Security Labs Mobile Threats The Evolution of Mobile Malware How Dangerous is the Open-Source Model? Future Developments in Mobile Malware
5.4.4 MobileIron
5.4.5 DeviceLock
5.4.6 UMU
5.4.7 MobiDM
5.4.8 DataViz
5.4.9 Mformation
5.4.10 InnoPath
5.4.11 Sybase
5.5 Analysis of Mobile Security Vendors
5.6 Analysis of Mobile Security Market
5.7 The Market for Mobile MDM Vendors

Chapter 6: Conclusion
6.1 Emerging Specialised Markets
6.2 Mitigating Mobile Security Risks
6.3 Deploying Mobile Security Solutions
6.4 Educating End-Users
6.5 Enterprise Policy & Device Management
6.6 Anticipating Future Threats
6.7 Recommendations for Businesses
6.8 Key Findings of the Report

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Appendix B
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Notes for Editors

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