Upgrade your Mobile OS

A recent study found that nine out of 10 enterprise mobile devices are using out-of-date OSs, increasing these enterprises exposure.

Key findings from the study reveal:

  • 80% of iPhone users are not running the latest iOS 9.2 release
  • 90% of Android devices are not running the latest 5.1 Android operating system
  • 32% of Android users are running version 4.0 or older, leaving them vulnerable to even known malware such as Stagefright
  • One in 20 of Android devices don’t even have a password on their lock screen

There are an estimated 20 million enterprise mobile devices so old that they are no longer supported by the device manufacturer and can’t even be updated to the latest version.

Although the biggest threat is out-of-date or unwatchable droids, there’s also a patching issue with iPhones and iPads. Outdated iOS devices are vulnerable to well-known attacks, such as Ins0mnia and Quicksand.

An estimated 95% of data breaches are caused by compromised user credentials, according to the latest data breach report by Verizon. Keeping mobile devices upgraded tackles a big part of this problem.

Security Policies need to be in place and enforced in order to fix these issues. Does your business have some of the issues stated above? Contact us for help with your company’s cybersecurity.

Read the whole study here.