More Than Half of RSA Attendees Surveyed Plan to Increase Their Mobile Cybersecurity Investment in the Next 12 Months

Lookout Post-Perimeter Security Survey Reveals 76 Percent of
Respondents Access Corporate Data from Personal Mobile Devices and/or
Public WiFi Networks

the leader in securing the post-perimeter world, today announced the
results of the Lookout Post-Perimeter Security Survey, which revealed a
majority of RSA attendees surveyed plan to spend more on mobile security
in the coming year. Since critical data has moved to the cloud,
employees are able to access it from any network, wherever they are in
the world. In fact, 76 percent of survey respondents access corporate
data from personal mobile devices and/or public WiFi networks.

“Mobility, SaaS and cloud computing are enabling end users to access
corporate data from any device and any location, rendering traditional
perimeter security ineffective,” said Santosh Krishnan, Chief Product
Officer, Lookout. “So it is not surprising that, in this post-perimeter
era, an overwhelming majority of respondents have accessed corporate
data from personal mobile devices or through public WiFi networks. This
is concerning, as attacks, like phishing, have evolved to take advantage
of the fact that existing perimeter protections no longer have
visibility into user traffic. Enterprises need to adopt a post-perimeter
architecture to secure access to their corporate data.”

Key findings from the Lookout Post-Perimeter Security Survey include:

  • Growing mobile cybersecurity incidents — 1 in 10 RSA attendees
    report that their organization has experienced a mobile cybersecurity
    incident or breach in the past 12 months; however, according to the Verizon
    Mobile Security Index 2019 (MSI)
    , 1 in 3 companies admitted they’d
    suffered a compromise in which a mobile device played a role. In fact,
    according to the Verizon
    , the number of companies admitting they’d suffered a
    compromise in which a mobile device played a role went up from 27% in
    the 2018 report to 33% this time around.
  • Increasing mobile security investment — 52 percent of RSA
    attendees plan to increase their mobile security spend in the next 12
    months, underscoring a growing awareness of mobile security risk.
  • Mobile security habits — 76 percent of RSA attendees have
    accessed their corporate network, corporate email or corporate cloud
    services from a personally-owned mobile device or tablet.
    Additionally, 76 percent of RSA attendees have accessed their
    corporate network, corporate email or corporate cloud services from a
    public WiFi network, such as a coffee shop, airport or hotel. Mixing
    personal and public environments with corporate data can be a source
    of significant security risk and is responsible for the erosion of
    traditional network perimeter security.
  • Focus on securing connections to corporate email, messaging apps
    and storage
    — Most commonly, RSA attendees reported using their
    mobile devices to access corporate email (85%), messaging, such as
    Slack (53%), and storage services, such as Google Drive or Box (43%)

About Lookout

Lookout is a cybersecurity company for the post-perimeter, cloud-first,
mobile-first world. Powered by the largest dataset of mobile code in
existence, the Lookout Security Cloud provides visibility into the
entire spectrum of mobile risk. Lookout is trusted by hundreds of
millions of individual users, enterprises and government agencies and
partners such as AT&T, Verizon, Vodafone, Microsoft, Apple and others.
Headquartered in San Francisco, Lookout has offices in Amsterdam,
Boston, London, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Washington, D.C. To learn
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