Article | April 30, 2014

Bring Your Own Device – Friend Or Foe?

Source: F-Secure

Submitted by F-Secure

Do you know if your workforce is using BYOD? You can start by asking the following questions:

  • Do they ever take weekend work calls on their own smartphone?
  • Does anyone open work documents sent to personal emails on their home laptop or access webmail on a personal tablet?

Answer yes to any of these questions and your workforce has embraced BYOD without you even knowing it.

In businesses where BYOD isn’t openly discussed, actively encouraged or banned, there is simply no way of knowing the actual or potential impact this phenomena could have on your business. Whether a small startup or multi-national, it is not outrageous to suggest that your company is a BYOD adopter – you might just not know it.

Where the real danger lies is in this BYOD blindness. Mobile devices are facing unprecedented levels and varieties of attack. Our latest mobile threat report showed that Android is a hot target for malware, with 79 per cent of all mobile threats attacking the world's most popular OS.

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