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Mobile security, targeted attacks are key security concerns for 2015: InfoWatch

Company claims 32% year-on-year increase in data leaks recorded in first half of 2014

Mobile security, targeted attacks are key security concerns for 2015: InfoWatch
Kaspersky: Businesses need to be aware of growing IT security threats.

Mobile security and detection and prevention of targeted attacks are among key IT solutions required for 2015, according to cyber-security specialist InfoWatch.

Internet fraud targeted at corporates and private bank accounts is another growing issue that requires effective preventive measures, the company said.

Internal research cited by Infowatch, shows the first half of 2014 witnessed "32% more leaks than in the same period in 2013". In the six-month period, "14 major data leaks were recorded in which more than 430m items of data were compromised, accounting for 95% of the total data leaks identified", according to the study, which was conducted by InfoWatch Analytical Center.

The company also claims that in 71% of cases, employees were responsible for information leaks, and 1% of the time, the culprits were senior executives. Some 89% of leaks were related to personal or payment data, three quarters of which were linked to identity theft.

"The IT security market showed stable growth during 2014, especially in mobile security, cloud security, and data leaks prevention segments," said Natayla Kaspersky, CEO of InfoWatch Group. "However, businesses need to be aware of growing IT security threats for this year to adopt required security solutions in 2015."

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