New research finds fault with BYOD for SME security

A new research paper from Osterman Research sponsored by Trend Micro has shown that, for small businesses, security issues continue to be a major problem.

The blame is firmly shifted to BYOD in terms of breeding malware.

“The BYOD trend of employees using personal mobile devices and laptops for work is accelerating the problem by introducing devices with an even greater likelihood of introducing malware into a...

By James Bourne, 17 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Android, BYOD, Employees, Security.

BYOD research again exposes security fears

A new joint study from KnowBe4 and ITIC (Information Technology Intelligence Consulting) has revealed that nearly three quarters of businesses which approve of BYOD have nothing specific in place to ensure security.

Specifically, 71% of BYOD-friendly corporations polled had no specific procedures in place to support BYOD development, which is an extremely worrying statistic.

The research, which surveyed 550 companies globally throughout July and August, was described as a “wake-up call” by ITIC...

By James Bourne, 07 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

LANDesk research reveals MDM security concerns

VP EMEA warns that IT heads will look “worse than ridiculous” if this trend continues

UK-based research from security providers LANDesk Software has revealed an arguably worrying trend in terms of managing devices in the workplace.

The figures, thankfully, look better for company-owned devices than for personal devices, but it’s not all plain sailing if the LANDesk research is anything to go by.

According to the report, interviewing over 200 UK IT professionals, 80% of companies surveyed...

By James Bourne, 04 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Security.

Are firms 'such as Apple' to blame for BYOD security headaches?

You can’t swing a cat at the moment without hitting someone saying something about bring your own device (BYOD), and this week is no different, with a UK tech security firm casting a doubting shadow over BYOD’s cost-saving and security credentials.

UK security and identity management specialist Lieberman Software has laid the blame for sleepless nights and bitten nails of IT managers everywhere squarely at the feet of consumer device manufacturers.  

The firm suggested that over two thirds of...

By Matthew Henkes, 09 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, iOS, Security.

What's behind Apple's bid for security specialist AuthenTec?

By Adrian Drury, Practice Leader, Consumer Impact Technology & Integrated Media Team, Ovum.

Apple has made a bid to acquire AuthenTec, a mobile encryption and security specialist. This acquisition is notable not just because Apple finds it notoriously difficult to spend its growing cash pile, but also because AuthenTec inked a deal in July to provide its fingerprint authentication and VPN technology for Samsung Android devices destined for the enterprise.

While this deal will give Apple technology assets...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 08 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: iOS, Security.

Are your users taking simple mobile security precautions?

Today, mobile security breaches such as mobile cyber attacks are on the rise due to increased mobile penetration rates and increasing popularity of mobile devices. Mobile security is thus a necessity for every mobile user who wants to safeguard their privacy.

Protect Your Mobile

Every day, more users are using mobile devices to access corporate services, check corporate data, and conduct business and many of these devices are not controlled by the administrator, meaning that the data is not subject to Data...

By www.prepayasyougo.co.uk ., 02 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Security.

Apple boosts mobile enterprise security with AuthenTec acquisition

Would your mobile enterprise security manager be more happy working with iOS devices if they included a fingerprint authentication feature?

Future generations of Apple products may include hi-tech security verification systems like fingerprint readers, following the company’s likely acquisition of mobile security specialist AuthenTec.

The Florida-based firm, which offers a number of high-tech security solutions for phones and computers, already counts technology giants like Samsung, HP and Dell among...

By Matthew Henkes, 01 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: iOS, Security.