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Verizon releases 2021 Mobile Security Index

Verizon released its 2021 Mobile Security Index, having surveyed 856 Australian, UK and US businesses.

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Wed, 07 Apr 2021
Verizon releases 2021 Mobile Security Index
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Verizon unveiled their fourth annual Mobile Security Index (MSI) for 2021, shining a spotlight on emerging trends and threats for mobile security.

The review found that the COVID-19 pandemic forced many businesses to increasingly rely on apps and cloud services, while IT providers have been struggling to keep up with the rapid demand for mobile security processes.

Indeed, 49 per cent of respondents noted that the recent COVID-19 lockdown and the subsequent working from home arrangements undertaken by businesses has impacted their cyber security.

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Further, the research uncovered that while 52 per cent of survey respondents believed that SMEs were a larger target than big businesses, 59 per cent of SMEs had forgone cyber security practices.

The research surveyed 856 businesses across Australia, the UK and the UK.

The MSI further includes suggestions on how businesses can mitigate the threat of cyber security breaches.

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Liam Garman

Liam Garman

Liam Garman is the editor of leading Australian security and defence publications Cyber Daily and Defence Connect. 

Liam began his career as a speech writer at New South Wales Parliament before working for world leading campaigns and research agencies in Sydney and Auckland. Throughout his career, Liam has managed and executed a range of international media and communications campaigns spanning politics, business, industrial relations and infrastructure. He’s since shifted his attention to researching and writing extensively on geopolitics and defence, specifically in North Africa, the Middle East and Asia. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney and a Masters of Strategy and Security from UNSW Canberra, with a thesis on postmodernism and disinformation operations. 

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