The unmanaged personal computers, laptops, smartphones and tablets that make up almost one-third of the mobile BYOD used to access corporate data, combined with lack of controls, leave organizations vulnerable to data exposure.
The survey confirms that despite most organizations’ lack of readiness to support a mobile workforce, the number of mobile employees using BYOD is still growing. With so little insight into their own networks, and with their jobs on the line, it is unsurprising that almost one third of respondents still do not provide access to corporate data through a cloud application or service.Read more
A lot of large companies aren't taking the right precautions to secure the mobile apps they build for customers.
A new study found organizations are poorly protecting their corporate and BYOD mobile devices against cyber-attacks – opening the door for hackers to easily access user, corporate and customer data. The number of mobile cyber-security attacks is continuing to grow. At any given time, malicious code is infecting mobile devices. Building security into mobile apps is not top of mind for companies, giving hackers the opportunity to easily reverse engineer apps.Read more
As employees increasingly demand a more mobile and social workplace, the pressure is on for enterprises to deliver the same technology experience employees have in their personal lives to their work lives.
With an emphasis on intuitive collaboration and enhanced productivity, initiatives such as BYOD encourage this sort of working behavior. From a security perspective however, it also heightens the level of risk in a company. In light of the changes to how we work, a new research conducted a global study which revealed the working habits of professionals around the world, and their attitudes towards online data protection.Read more
Mobile security breaches have affected a lot of organizations in the last 12 months. Despite this, organizations are still not taking sufficient security measures to protect themselves against mobile threats, such as lost or stolen devices and malware infections.
Around half of respondents' organizations who had suffered a mobile security breach, experienced more than four incidents in the last year. The research explores the attitudes of IT decision makers towards security within their organizations. While some personal or corporate owned mobile devices have full access to the internal networks or contain sensitive client information, a third of organizations do not have any kind of enforceable mobile security policy.Read more
According to the research it was found that one in four installed applications is really safe and corresponds to all standards of data security. Gartner experts report that this situation will remain till at least 2015.
All companies should be on the alert, it is necessary to check the installed applications with special programs in order to avoid dangerous situations and data leaks. According to Gartner, in 2014 users around the world have installed about 139 billion applications on their devices, but in 2017 their number will be increased significantly.Read more