Aruba Networks is calling for businesses worldwide to take action as a new mobile security risk report reveals that businesses are ill prepared for the high-risk, high-growth mindset of what it calls the #GenMobile workforce, creating alarming disparity around security practices in the corporate world. The chasm that is exposed between age, gender, income level, industry and geographic location has a direct effect on the security of corporate data.Read More
As any IT professional can attest, the main challenge with BYOD can be summed up in a single sentence. “IT does not control the content and configuration of the device.”
Since the mobile devices belong to individual employees, IT policies calling for the company to view or wipe personal data are problematic. So most enterprise mobility management or mobile device management tools piggy-back on top of the user’s personal data, so that it can be removed when the device is no longer used for work.Read More
In a recent guest post on the Business2Community website, Absolute Software VP Stephen Midgley wrote that while mobile devices have created a productive work environment where nearly everything is instant, collaborative and shareable, employees are also putting valuable company data at risk by “getting up to mischief.”Read More
October is Cyber Security Month. Whether it’s the Department of Homeland Security with its Stop, Think, Connect posters, Wombat Security’s Anti-Phishing Phil training in how URL’s are constructed, or the National Cyber Security Alliance’s Stay Safe Online campaign to teach kids about cyber security, there have been dozens of public and private initiatives this month to raise awareness of online security and safety. Most businesses have a keen awareness of the threats they face, and are taking active measures to combat them.Read More
This Halloween, the cautionary warning for businesses of all size is: Beware of the cyber ogre!Read More
The New York Attorney General’s office reported last week that 2013 was a record-breaking year, with more than 900 data breaches at public and private institutions in the state. According to the New York Times, 7.3 million New Yorkers had personal and financial records exposed during those attacks.
The attorney general’s report blamed malicious attacks for the majority of data security intrusions in the state over the past eight years, accounting for about 40% of unauthorized data access.Read More