By Zak Doffman

Google is on a mission to make Android safer—and is now taking that much further for higher risk users. Installing apps from outside the Play Store will be banned, and Google Play Protect will be mandatory with no off switch. The new security move is based on attacks the firm has detected around the world. Mobile malware is a serious issue that now threatens users with adware, scams, ransomware and credential theft. 

 

By Michael J. Covington

Mobility must be included in the security operations workflow so that company data is protected regardless of where remote workers are located. Workplaces continue to expand beyond the walls of the traditional office building and out into unsecured environments, increasingly relying on mobile devices. But as mobile usage increases, so do the security risks.