Do you use your mobile device for work? And if yes, is there a BYOD policy you’re required to follow? If not, you are not the only one. According to the study from BT, 98% of American organizations allow employees to use mobile devices for work purposes.
Yet only 33% of organizations do not have a BYOD policy today.
These are scary statistics, as there are many risks involved when using mobile devices with company information on them. These risks include devices not being secured with passwords, and lost or stolen devices. Jason Cook, vice president of security at BT in the Americas explains that “these breaches have led to financial and reputational damage, and he sees mobile devices as a natural attack vector as businesses enable more mobile access”.
These are major risks that can be easily prevented, for starters using strong passwords on devices, and better yet encrypting these devices for optimized protection.