Many companies reduce mobile security level to raise business performance

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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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BlackBerry has been called a “Leader” in enterprise mobile management

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Forrester Research has recently given this title to the company from among 14 other top vendors. The respected firm, Forrester Research, Inc., has recently given BlackBerry a considerable amount of applause by calling it a “Leader” in Enterprise Mobility Management after having evaluated that and 14 other leading vendors within that industry. It was the Canadian device maker that came out on top with the highest score within the Strategy and Global Presence categories. In Market Presence, BlackBerry tied with another company. That category examined install base, revenue, and partners.…

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Mobile security issues grow as a result of device thefts

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Lost and stolen smartphones and tablets are making the effort to protect privacy much more difficult. Companies that are attempting to protect mobile security are finding that their jobs are becoming increasingly challenging as a result of the issues that arise following the loss or theft of devices such as smartphones and tablets. This, according to a survey that was conducted in the United States by ZixCorp. A US Cellular survey showed that 58 percent of individuals in the United States had experienced a lost, stolen, or damaged cell phone…

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Mobile security’s greatest threat to a businesses is its workers

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The results of a recent study have shown that employee devices bring with them a considerable risk. The growing popularity of bring your own device (BYOD) programs in workplaces is creating a great deal of accessibility and convenience for workers in a very affordable way for employers, but is equally increasing the mobile security risk exposures for those businesses. The details regarding the spike in threats to companies was detailed in a report based on a recent survey. The problem is primarily based on the issue that workers are using…

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Lack of mobile security could be a major problem for the government

Mobile security is lacking Security has never been a modest problem and it is quickly becoming a priority issue as technology becomes more advanced. Mobile technology, in particular, has come to play an important role in the lives of people around the world. These people share a wealth of information through their smartphones and tablets, and this is not only social or financial information. Mobile devices are becoming quite common in the workplace and many people are using their devices to do business on behalf of their employer. The problem:…

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Enterprise Mobility Must Be Planned Ahead of Time

Accommodating For The Mobile Movement Will Require Foresight The workplace is much different than it used to be, largely due to the consumerization of IT phenomenon and the Internet of Everything trend – both of which are encouraging employees to leverage mobile devices for more activities than ever before. While embracing bring your own device (BYOD) and other mobile trends can help support a remote workfoce and augment the way colleagues and customers communicate, launching the endeavors inefficiently can result in significant performance and security challenges. A new Workshare study of more than…

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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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How Mobile Management Makes BYOD Safer

If you had asked tech companies 20 years ago if security was a simple and easy affair, they would have laughed at you. Yet now, in the modern age of smartphones, tablets and ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD), the history of business tech security seems rather quaint. Smartphones may save workers an average of 88 minutes a day, according to USA Today, but they also pose a significant security risk for companies. MDM vs. MAM To address this concern, most corporations have instituted some sort of Mobile Device Management (MDM),…

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