Why smart devices and wearables will be security's new headache

The cyber kill chain has a new link.

Smart devices largely use the same operating system as their smartphone counterparts. This is the case with Android devices. When we talk about smart devices and Android, we’re talking about a mature platform in terms of malware.

“By the end of 2014, we crossed the 3 million mark for cases of new Android malware. It took Windows something like 15-years to hit the 1 million mark for malware. So Android is as viable a platform for malware as Windows,” says Christopher Budd, Global Communications Manager, Trend Micro.

Smart devices are increasingly the new weak link in the cyber kill chain, at least at the reconnaissance level, if not further into the enterprise. CSO examines the vulnerabilities, threats, and proactive enterprise security measures.

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