Uptake of mobile security apps is low; with mobile operators reporting typical penetration rates are around three to five percent whereas when connectivity providers offer security-as-a-service, uptake rates are up to 40 to 60 percent.
The Rig exploit kit, once used almost exclusively to deliver ransomware, is now not only no longer delivering that malware but has experienced a 96 percent reduction in overall usage.
Nearly three quarters (74 percent) of European employees have no concerns about security issues when using a mobile phone owned by their company. Highlighting a significant level of confidence in workplace mobile security strategies, the figure stands at 75 percent for employees at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Unauthorised cloud services are used by 70 percent of UK employees at work.
Four new updates to Windows 7 and 8 allow Microsoft to collect a variety of usage information.