Many business are embracing bring your own device (BYOD) strategies as a way to increase productivity while lowering costs. However, there are a number of security concerns that not enough companies are protecting themselves against. While the devices themselves present risks like viruses, there are other factors that need to be taken into account. Any form of network breach could derail an enterprise that has not fixed its IT infrastructure nor educates its employees.
A recent article from ITWorld, discussed popular IT mistakes and mentioned that the human element can be the easiest for hackers to take advantage of. The most secure network can be infiltrated because a user got tricked into giving out a password or confidential data over the phone. This process is known as social engineering.
IT risk and compliance services company Coalfire released the results of a survey that found many businesses have a ways to go before security concerns are completely handled.
The poll of 400 non-IT workers found that phones for both work and personal functions are used by 84 percent of respondents but only 37 percent of companies that have specific mobile device strategies. Also, 49 percent said their IT departments had never spoken to them about mobile security.
Another large concern for BYOD solutions is losing a personal device that has work-related data on. According to the survey, 56 percent of respondents do not know who to talk to – provider or company – if they were to lose a device.
Any business that is looking to implement a BYOD strategy should consider partnering with an IT consulting firm like CTI technology to ensure a proper solution is implemented.
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by CTI Technology
Many business are embracing bring your own device (BYOD) strategies as a way to increase productivity while lowering costs.