Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Business Secrets Leak via Personal Devices

The smartphone revolution opened the floodgates to the BYOD (bring your own device) trend among workers... 

More than half of information workers own the devices they use for work, according to Forrester Research, which surveyed almost 10,000 people in 17 countries, and that proportion is likely to increase, says David Johnson, a senior analyst at Forrester.

The groundswell caused many IT directors to simply throw up their hands.
A study published last November by Kaspersky Lab, a digital-security firm, found that one in three organizations allowed personal cellphones unrestricted access to corporate resources—with troubling consequences. One in five companies in the same survey admitted losing business data after personal devices were lost or stolen. (more)

The pressure is on manufacturers to come up with better security features. 
"Certified for Business Use" has a nice value-added ring to it.