The sudden and swift transition of the global workforce to the home , as spurred on by the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic , has forced organizations worldwide to make significant changes to their infrastructures so their employees can be productive and comfortable as they work almost exclusively from home .
And this move to remote work will not go away any time soon , even after the mass distribution of a vaccine . According to a new forecast by IDC , the US mobile worker population will continue grow at a steady rate over the next four years , increasing from 78.5 million mobile workers in 2020 to 93.5 million in 2024 . Furthermore , by the end of the forecast period , IDC projects that mobile workers will account for nearly 60 % of the total US workforce .
In this new paradigm , the mobile device is used more than ever to access corporate systems , both for routine as well as for critical tasks . This has greatly extended the attack surface and made the mobile device more susceptible than ever to cyber threats , such as phishing scams , malicious apps , man-in-the-middle attacks , rootkit , and more .
Indeed , Check Point researchers have been observing a continuous rise in the number of attacks and data breaches that are coming in through the mobile endpoint . As such , it has become all too clear that the new normal means more numerous and more sophisticated mobile security threats , making robust mobile security a key business imperative . p