Many companies reduce mobile security level to raise business performance

mobile security level threats

Nearly one third of firms are not adequately equipped to cope with smartphone security concerns. Thirty two percent of businesses are inadequately equipped to achieve the mobile security level needed for IoT and BYOD, said a Verizon report. The report indicated that bring your own device policies are leaving companies open to cyberthreats. Many firms are unprepared for the Internet of Things. Nearly one in three businesses said they sacrificed mobile security in favor of business performance. Moreover, the Verizon report showed that only 14 percent of businesses had implemented…

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BYOD 101: How it Changed Businesses

BYOD or “bring your own device” entered the lexicon in the mid part of the first decade of the new century when it was mentioned in a paper by Ballegas et al at UBICOMP 2005. By 2009, the movement had gained some momentum as employees at Intel began bringing their own devices to work and use them to connect to the corporate network. By 2012, the United States Equal Opportunity Commission had adopted a BYOD policy. Despite this, many employees balked at the trend due to concerns about billing and…

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