Although Android is used by more people across the world than any other operating system, a recent report by U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation said there is an increasing number of threats that users face. Organizations must be sure to keep up with mobile device management and other security measures if they have a bring your own device policy in place.

The report found that 44 percent of Android users are still using old versions of the operating system, which may mean more security vulnerabilities. This makes Android a "primary target for malware attacks due to its market share and open source architecture," the report said.

Other numbers from the report show:
- 79 percent of malware threats go after Android, with 19 percent targeting Symbian and all other systems at less than 1 percent each
- Nearly half of the threats are from SMS texts
- Fake Google Play apps are also very dangerous

"Install only approved applications and follow IT department procedures to update devices' OS," Public Intelligence said. "Users should install and regularly update antivirus software for android devices to detect and remove any malicious applications."