Alarm! Alarm! Alarm!
A new report is sounding the security alarm — and rightly so — for companies with BYOD policies in place.
The Second Annual BYOD & Mobile Security Study reveals more exploits entering organizations via mobile devices. All told, this reality a now a top BYOD security concern, experts reveal.
The Information Security Community on LinkedIn and Vectra Networks are behind the eye-opening new report.
The study found that nearly half of respondents agreed that users bringing downloaded apps or content with embedded security exploits into their organization, as well as malware infections, are top BYOD security concerns.
Additionally, 60 percent of respondents said that malware protection is a requirement for mobile security.
“Loss of company or client data, followed by unauthorized access to company data and systems are well publicized as security threats around BYOD, and they were respondents’ biggest security concerns in our 2014 study,” said Holger Schulze, founder of the Information Security Community on LinkedIn. “But it is very interesting that the study revealed that respondents’ next biggest security concerns were users bringing downloaded apps or content with embedded security exploits into their organization (47 percent), followed by malware infections (45 percent).”
A copy of the study can be found here.