The three steps you should take to avoid a costly data fine

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Jonathan Armstrong, data regulation advisor for Absolute Software and technology lawyer at Cordery

The increase in corporate mobile device use, fuelled by Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and advances in technology, means there are many more ways in which data can be lost, whether through employee mistakes or malicious theft and sale of confidential information.

As a result, GRC (Governance, Risk...

By Absolute Software, 27 November 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Employee Education, Enterprise Mobility, Privacy.

Education, education, education: Why employees are still unaware of BYOD policies

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Survey results from Intercede and Atomik Research published today have found that almost a quarter (23%) of UK employees are unaware of their employer’s BYOD policy.

The survey, of 1213 UK employees, found that a quarter of those polled had accessed company data on their own smartphone or tablet, with 7% doing so without their employer’s permission. 21% of those polled admitted they knew they needed permission to access data, but went ahead and did it anyway.

Alarmingly...

By James Bourne, 22 October 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Why it’s vital to update your passwords for employee offboarding

Here’s a worrying statistic taken from an Intermedia report: nine out of 10 employees who leave companies still retain password for corporate applications, ranging from Facebook to Salesforce and PayPal.

It’s part of the circle of life. Plenty of stories like this hit the Enterprise AppsTech news desk (well, inbox), they duly get reported on, but seemingly nothing happens, as security firms continue to commission scaremongering surveys, the results of which get emailed to hard-working industry...

By James Bourne, 13 August 2014, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Cloud , Employee Education, Employees, Opinion, Security.

New survey shows employees still don't care about data security

It’s a case of ‘same news, different day’, following the release of a survey by Centrify in conjunction with Osterman Research which reveals that 15% of enterprise workers see they have little responsibility to protect corporate data.

The survey, undertaken in March of more than 500 North American based respondents, also found that less than half (44%) of those polled were ‘hyper-aware’ of their mobile security – in other words, they thought about their responsibility to...

By James Bourne, 28 April 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, BYOD, Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Security.